will we break voting turnout records?
Yes and no, depending on when you start counting. Back in the 50s, 60s and and early 70s, more than 75% of the eligible Israeli population voted. That percent has been falling ever since then and, in the last election, we hit the low 60s. To be sure, we still top, by more than double, the percent of Americans who vote and leave Canadians, Brits, and European countries in the dust even at our lowest turn-out levels.
This year is, however, looking to break recent records. Polls are open for another 3 1/2 hours (go vote, go vote, go vote if you haven’t already!!!).
By 4 p.m. we’d already had a greater percent voting since 1999 and that is awesome but we need above 90% of eligible voters weighing in (5,656,705 of a population of 7 million –the little ones being ineligible). These are crucial times and the fate of our nation and perhaps our very survival is going to be resting in our hands in the next few years. Get off your duff and cast your ballot. You’ve still got time, so go!!