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Amid low turnout, Likud considering extending primary voting hours

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Candidate advertisements at Likud primaries in Rishon Lezion, August 10, 2022. (Carrie Keller-Lynn / The Times of Israel)
Candidate advertisements at Likud primaries in Rishon Lezion, August 10, 2022. (Carrie Keller-Lynn / The Times of Israel)

Following low reported voter turnout in today’s primary vote, the Likud party is weighing extending its voting hours past 9 p.m., says a Likud spokesman.

As of 5 p.m., only 31% of the party’s 140,000 registered voters have visited the polls. Voter turnout in the party’s previous primary — held in 2019 — reached 58%.

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