director of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Peter Wertheim, says the majority of Australia's 107,000 Jews would not be fussed about the date. "To be absolutely truthful it is not a major issue for us, because every election takes place on the Jewish Sabbath," Mr Wertheim told news.com.au. Mr Wertheim's comments were backed up by CEO of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Vic Alhadeff, who said postal and pre votes would be used in place of in-person voting. "It's not a problem at all," Mr Alhadeff said.
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