Israel Election Updates Eligible Voters Cast Ballots in Labor Primaries

62 days to go: Some 49,000 eligible voters will be casting their ballots for 36 candidates at 76 polling places throughout the country.

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Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich and supporters outside of Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv, January 13, 2014.
Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich and supporters outside of Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv, January 13, 2014.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
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Latest updates:

5:15 P.M. Likud elections committee will decide tomorrow on whether to undertake ballot recount. (Jonathan Lis)

2:35 P.M. 20% of the 49,000 registered Labor Party voters have voted in today's party primary, as of 2:00 P.M. Eligible voters can still cast their ballots for 36 candidates at 76 polling places throughout the country. (Jonathan Lis)

10:21 A.M. Polls are now open for Labor Party's primary election. (Jonathan Lis)

7:18 A.M. Little room at the top in Labor-Hatnuah primary vote

Labor and Hatnuah are taking their first major step towards formulating their joint list for the upcoming general election, as the Labor Party holds its primary election on Tuesday. Some 49,000 eligible voters will be casting their ballots for 36 candidates at 76 polling places throughout the country.

Voting is by paper ballot, on which voters will be asked to check off between eight to 10 candidates. Labor is promising to conduct a short, fast computer count of the ballots, to contrast with the rather embarrassing situation in the Likud, where the count has not officially ended due to a series of appeals that have been filed challenging the initial results.

At 11 A.M. Wednesday, the joint slate will be officially announced, and Wednesday evening the slate will be introduced at a festive event at Kibbutz Shefayim. (Jonathan Lis) Read full article here

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