Israel National News:
54.6% of some 5.8 million eligible Israeli voters have voted as of 6 p.m., according to the latest statistics, as the race to enter the 20th Knesset heats up.
That represents a slight decrease compared with the same time during the 2013 elections (55.5%), but is still higher than in other previous election since 1999.
The slowing pace of votes came after a whopping 13.7% of eligible votes were cast as of 10 a.m. – significantly higher than the 11.4% registered at the same time in 2013.
Thousands of votes have already been submitted to the Central Elections Committee (CEC) offices – the votes of IDF soldiers, who have had the privilege to vote since Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the vast majority of the 6,300 eligible voters in Israeli embassies abroad, including diplomats and their families, representatives of the Jewish Agency and other workers, have voted so far in the 20th Knesset elections as well, according to Walla! News.
That, despite the bad weather on the East Coast in the United States.