14 December 2019

Find Your Polling Place

Where do I vote?  Israeli voters may only vote in their assigned polling station. Find out where you will be voting in the upcoming elections.

This post was first published on 17 December 2012, and updated on 12 January 2015 and 4 April 2019

Where Do I Vote?  Find Your Polling Place Online or By Phone.

There are three ways to check whether you are on the electoral rolls and registered for the right place.

  1. Israeli ballotsOnline
    •     Go to https://www.gov.il/apps/moin/bocharim/
    •     Enter your Israeli ID number (mispar teudat zehut / מס’ תעודת זהות) and the date your ID was issued (תאריך הנפקת תעודת הזהות)
    •     Solve the reCaptcha challenge
    •     Click on “לאיתור קלפי”
  2. SMS: Send your Israeli ID number and the date your ID was issued to 050-808-5500
  3. Phone: Call toll-free 1-800-222-290.  Phone operators are available Sunday through Thursday from 08:30 to 22:00 and on Friday from 08:30 to 13:30.

Your results will include the address where you will be casting your vote, the name of the place where you will be voting (e.g., a local school), and the number of your polling station within your polling place.

 

Why Should I Check My Polling Place?

Except for soldiers, reservists, people who are hospitalized, or prisoners, every Israeli must vote in their assigned polling place.  You will not be allowed to vote elsewhere.

 

Updating My Polling Place

If you are assigned the wrong polling place (perhaps because you moved but have yet to update your address), contact the Population and Immigration Authority (רשות האוכלוסין וההגירה) of the Ministry of Interior (משרד הפנים / Misrad HaPanim) to update your address immediately.

You may update your address at your local branch of the Population and Immigration Authority; see the search page to find the branch closest to you.

Comments

  1. dovid benjamin says

    I recently moved to Eretz Israel. Have teudat zehut and Israeli passport. Where do I register to vote?

    • Welcome! We don’t register to vote in Israel. If you’re an eligible citizen and move to Israel enough time in advance of the election, you should be on the list.

  2. Will there be In information website like this for 2019

  3. Hi all,
    Does the SMS service work from overseas? I am getting no answer.
    Thanks, D.

    • Daniel, I am doubtful that it would. If you are overseas, you might be able to use the website, or you can ask a friend to send an SMS or call the toll-free number with your identification number.

  4. I can’t get it to connect from any browser, even after adding it to “trusted” (IE). Could be the firewall at work.

  5. A. Eller says

    Will someone kindly translate this information for me? Thank you.

    קלפי מס’ 712.0
    עבור ת”ז מספר:
    xxxxxxx
    מקום:
    בי”ס הצנע לכת
    כתובת:
    הרב פניזל 2, ירושלים

  6. Robert Segal says

    I live on Rechov Hanassi in Jerusalem. I am handicapped. How do I determine the nearest handicapped-accessible polling station?

    P.S. I should vote at a school on Gedud Haivri but do not think it is accessible.

    • Robert, that information can be found on the same site. If you type the name of your city into that last blank near the disabled access symbol, you will receive a list of handicap-accessible polling stations.

  7. Do you know what the hours of the polling locations will be? I plan a tiul that day, and want to make sure I’ll get back in time to vote.
    TIA

  8. Now I’ve actually tried it – the site DOES work in Firefox.

    • It is a neat service, isn’t it? Thanks for the update, Paul. Glad you found it did work in Firefox. It didn’t work for a number of people, so I’ll update the article accordingly.

  9. Let’s just clarify: You can only find out online where to vote in the General Election if you use a particular web browser. Anyone else find this disturbing?
    (But I’m quick to complain – I’m impressed with this simple service)

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