More 19th Knesset Elections Stats

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There are 5,656,705 eligible voters in the election for the 19th Knesset.

· There are 10,132 nationwide polling stations

· There were 96 polling stations for diplomats abroad

· There are 34 parties vying for seats in the 19th Knesset

· The fewest number of parties competing in elections was in 1961, with 14 parties

· The minimum threshold will be 2%, which in the 2009 elections was 67,470 votes

· Average voter turnout in general elections stands at 77.8%

· Highest voter turnout was recorded in 1949, 86.9%

· Lowest voter turnout was recorded in 2006, 63.5%

· Election Day costs the economy 1.5 – 2 billion NIS

· Each party getting into Knesset receives 180 million NIS

· The highest budget is that of the Likud/Beitenu list, 59.4 million NIS

· The Election Committee’s budget is 246,781,000 NIS

· Operations costs on Election Day cost 76 million NIS

· Salaries for Election Day workers amount to 58 million NIS

· Computer costs on Election Day is 22 million NIS

· Educational infomercial videos – 1.8 million NIS

· 60,000 people are employed on Election Day to operate the voting system

· 7.5 million white ballot slips were printed at a cost of over 3 million NIS.

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