While voter turnout has generally been high so far, the situation in different in Arab-majority locales, according to the Mossawa Center advocacy group.
There have been various reports of low turnout and empty voting stations in Arab towns and communities.
According to the Haaretz daily, the Joint List party has been studying the turnout data and concluded that as a whole, turnout is around 13-14%. Turnout in the general population, by contrast, already reached 14.8% some three hours ago.
At the current rate, the party estimates, turnout in the Arab community will end up at a low 55-56%.