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Suspicious voting station to face probe

Head of elections committee files complaint with police after northern town polling center records a 130% voter turnout

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Voting envelopes for the general elections for the 19th parliament on January 22, 2013 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Voting envelopes for the general elections for the 19th parliament on January 22, 2013 (photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The head of the Central Elections Committee lodged a police complaint on Thursday after discovering that a polling station in the north of the country recorded more votes than registered voters.

Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein. (photo credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A polling station in the Druze town of Yarka was disqualified after it filed 771 votes, despite having only 587 people registered to cast their ballot there.

In his complaint, committee chairman Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein wrote that the figures suggest there may have been criminal activity.

A total of 3,818,441 votes were cast during the elections. Of those, 40,464 were disqualified. The remaining 3,777,977 votes were legal and counted by the election committee.

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