Turnout at 55.5% as of 6:00 pm, could top 70%55.5% of Israelis had gone to the polls, as compared with 50.3% at the same time in the 2009 elections.
As a result of the high voter turnout, the amount of voters needed to pass the threshold has risen to 80,000 voters, Channel 2 reported.The Elections Commission says turnout could yet exceed 70%.
Central Elections Committee statistician Avraham Diskin said Tuesday that if the current rate of voting continues, turnout could top 70 percent, Channel 10 reported.As I have noted several times today, high turnout is viewed as helping the Left.
He cautioned, however, that "we have seen in the past that the trend can change at 8:00 p.m.
By 6:00 p.m., 55.5% of elegible voters had cast ballots in the election.
Labels: Knesset elections 2013