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As Millions Head to the Polls This Week, Jewish Americans Can Still Vote for Their Voice in Israel
Final week of U.S. election to the World Zionist Congress occurs during same week as Israeli elections, Super Tuesday
WASHINGTON – As millions of Americans and Israelis head to the polls for Super Tuesday and the Knesset election this week, voting still remains open in the U.S. election to the World Zionist Congress, with over 72,000 votes counted so far.
Voting for US representatives to the World Zionist Congress, the “parliament of the Jewish people,” continues through March 11, primarily online at ZionistElection.org. A total of 15 slates, comprised of nearly 1,800 candidates, are vying for 152 American seats for the Congress during the election organized and facilitated in the US by the American Zionist Movement (AZM).
During the AIPAC Policy Conference, the American Zionist Movement has a booth in the AIPAC village exhibit hall featuring American Zionist leaders available for interviews around the American Zionist perspective on all elections occurring during the week.
Voting has already surpassed numbers from the last election in 2015. The election has also attracted far more candidates, adding to diversity as well. The pool of candidates shows a 64% increase in the number of candidates who identify as women, and more young candidates than ever, with one third age 35 and under.
“The 2020 U.S. election to the World Zionist Congress has surpassed voting numbers from past years by significant proportions,” said Herbert Block, Executive Director of the American Zionist Movement. “Unlike the other elections this week, American Jews can have a significant influence in Israel and the Diaspora with their vote.”
There are a record number of 15 slates running in the 3030 U.S. election to the World Zionist Congress. View the slates here.
Visit ZionistElection.org to learn more and vote today.
To be eligible to vote in the U.S. election for the 38th World Zionist Congress, voters must:
- Be 18 years of age or above
- Be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States
- Be Jewish
- Not vote or plan to vote in the March 2 Knesset election
- Affirm their commitment to the Jerusalem Program
Registration and voting will remain open until March 11 at ZionistElection.org. The fee to register and vote is $7.50, or $5 for those 18-25, which goes to cover the administrative costs of the election.
About the American Zionist Movement (AZM)
The American Zionist Movement (AZM) is comprised of 33 national Jewish Zionist organizations and works across a broad ideological, political and religious spectrum linking the American Jewish community together in support of Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. Learn more at azm.org.