Voting in hospitals and facilities for persons with mobility impairments
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Voting in hospitals and facilities for persons with mobility impairments

​Eligible voters who are hospitalized throughout election day (excluding those in day care) are entitled to vote in the special ballot boxes that are set up in the hospitals.  However, those who cannot leave their beds will not be able to vote, as the ballot box cannot be brought to them.

Additionally, police officers who are on active duty in the hospitals are allowed to vote in the hospital ballot boxes, as are members on the hospital staff who would not be able to vote otherwise.  The hospital director, or someone appointed by the director, must confirm that the staff member is working that day.

Prior to voting, the patient will receive a letter from the hospital, confirming that the voter is hospitalized.
A patient who is admitted to the hospital more than one hour before the voting station closes, is entitled to receive a letter in order to be able to vote in the hospital ballot box.   

Patients must present the letter and one of the following forms of ID in order to vote in the hospital:
- Teudat Zehut
- A valid driver’s license
- A valid Israeli passport
- Teudat Hoger (army ID card) 

Hospital Ballot boxes will be set up in hospitals with at least 50 beds for patients, in accordance with the list provided by the Health Minister to the Central Elections Committee Chairman.

A person who is mobility-impaired, and is therefore residing in a recognized special facility, which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, which regularly houses at least 50 handicapped persons, is entitled to vote in the ballot box which is set up in the facility. The facility will provide written authorization that the person is residing in the facility, and must provide identification of one of the forms listed above.

The voter will place his voting envelope inside another envelope, upon which the ballot committee will write his name and Identification Number, as well as his address.  The voter will place this double envelope into the ballot box.

These votes will be counted in the Knesset along with all the votes that are cast in double envelopes, such as those of soldiers, diplomats, etc.  The outer envelopes will be discarded before the votes are counted, such that the votes will be counted in complete confidentiality, without the voters' personal information.