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Israeli elections: Drones to monitor voting lines from the air

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Israeli elections: Drones to monitor voting lines from the air

New election systems to be fielded to overcome challenges that the virus gifts to voting, together with airport ballots and line-monitoring drones.

A drone (illustrative) (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

A drone (illustrative)

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(photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Drones would possibly perhaps be used by the Central Elections Committee to monitor from the air the lines at 751 particular polling stations at some stage in the nation for the sick and quarantined from COVID-19 in Tuesday’s election, Central Elections Committee head Orly Ades stated at an on-line press convention on Thursday.

If the drones look that the lines are too long, voters would possibly perhaps be despatched to other particular polling stations. Vans and taxis would possibly perhaps be taking the sick and quarantined to vote. 

To further ease the lines at the particular polling stations for the sick and quarantined, four polling stations would possibly perhaps be positioned in Ben-Gurion Airport for returning Israelis to vote. There has by no formulation been a polling living in the airport earlier than, and there just isn’t any voting in another nation for Israelis who’re no longer emissaries.

The resolution turned into made after the ruling by the High Court docket of Justice no longer to lengthen the Israeli flight closure. It is anticipated that hundreds of Israelis would possibly perhaps be returning to the nation for Election Day.

The stations would possibly perhaps be positioned in the terminal prior to passport control. Voting will occur by process of double envelopes.

Ades stated the airport polling stations would possibly perhaps perhaps be supposed for those returning from in another nation on Election Day to allow them to vote earlier than heading for quarantine. She told The Jerusalem Put up at the briefing that the airport polling stations weren’t a pilot and did no longer plot a precedent. She stated they would finest be used for this election, due to the particular order of affairs of the coronavirus.

There would possibly perhaps be 13,035 polling stations at some stage in the nation. The votes would possibly perhaps be counted in the Knesset and in particular tents constructed at some stage in the Knesset’s porches and parking tons. Ades stated the weird and wonderful votes would possibly perhaps perhaps be counted by Wednesday and the double ballots of the coronavirus polling stations, emissaries, IDF troopers, and prisoners by Friday, earlier than the Passover holiday.



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