Introduction:

A voter who is unable to carry out the practical actions involved in voting because of his disabilities may bring a companion with him to help him vote
The voting committee secretary decides in cases where there is a doubt if the voter has permission to bring a companion


A voter who is unable to carry out the practical actions involved in voting because of his disabilities may bring a companion with him to help him vote.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any voter that suffers from a disability or ailment that prevents him from being able to vote on his own in the voting booth.

The Companion

  • The companion must meet 2 conditions:
    1. He is not an administrator or worker in a nursing home or any other institution that the voter lives in.
    2. He does not accompany more than 2 votes on election day.

How to Claim It?

  • The voting committee secretary has the exclusive authority to decide whether a voter is entitled to have a companion and whether the companion meets the required conditions.
  • The voter's companion must present identification.
  • The companion's details will be recorded in the list of voters' companions in the voting committee's protocol.
  • After the companion is approved and his details recorded, the voter and companion can enter the ballot box and continue the regular voting process.

Please Note

  • A nursing care worker with a foreign passport can accompany a voter but he is required to show a picture ID, such as a passport.
  • A child under age 16 can accompany a voter but he is require to show a picture ID, such as a passport or the parent's teudat zehut.
  • Members of the voting committee, its secretary and its observers can not be companions.
  • The voting committee secretary makes the decision regarding whether or not a voter is permitted to bring a companion.
  • The companion is required to vote at the polling station that he is registered with that appears on the voter's message card.

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Credits

English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.