Israeli soldiers begin early voting

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli soldiers across the country began voting in Israel’s elections.

The first polling booth is all of Israel opened Sunday at the Kirya, the main army base in Tel Aviv. Soldiers and officers who will be unable to vote on Election Day on Tuesday due to operational activity began voting. Naval soldiers also voted Sunday.

In all 750 voting special polling stations will be set up for Israel Defense Forces soldiers, including 100 portable stations, according to the IDF.

Early voting for Israelis in the military is allowed by law up to 72 hours before the start of Election Day.

The military is hoping for an 80 percent to 90 percent turnout, Soldiers have been reminded to bring their national identification cards from home in order to be eligible to vote.

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