Elections committee head: Results of regular polling stations due by afternoon

Raoul Wootliff is the The Times of Israel's political correspondent.

Central Elections Committee director Orly Adas says that final results from all the regular polling stations will be confirmed and published this afternoon.

According to Adas, the polling stations have all finished counting but the elections committee is checking the results according to protocol and gradually updating the total tally.

“All the votes have been counted. By the afternoon, 100% of the regular polling stations will be published,” she tells Channel 12 news.

Adas also says that there were some 450,000 “double envelope” ballots — absentee votes cast anywhere outside of one’s assigned polling station.

In the previous three elections, the number of people voting by double-envelope rose from 240,000, to 280,000, to 330,000 in the last election on March 2, 2020.