Military sees highest turnout in decades

The Israel Defene Forces says it saw 77% turnout for the election among its ranks, the highest number in some 20 years.

The high turnout stands in stark contrast to the general population, with only 60.9% turnout as of 8 p.m. The Central Election Committee has yet to announce the final turnout total.

It has also not yet begun to post actual vote counts, despite being on a tight schedule to complete the tally before the long weekend.

A soldier participates in early voting for the 24th Knesset, at an IDF base, March 17, 2021 (IDF)