Statement from the American Zionist Movement, which administered the US Election for the 38th World Zionist Congress

March 23, 2020

Voting for U.S. representatives to the World Zionist Congress (WZC), the international “parliament of the Jewish people,” ended on March 11, 2020 and was conducted primarily online at ZionistElection.org with thousands of paper ballots also sent in by postal mail. The results below are preliminary, including mailed ballots received to-date, and are subject to final certification by VOTEM, the election management company that is tallying the votes.

The seven-week US election for the World Zionist Congress garnered over 120,000 votes, more than double the turnout of the last election in 2015 and the highest number of votes since the election began for the entire American Jewish community 30 years ago. A total of 15 slates, comprised of nearly 1,800 candidates, were vying for 152 American seats for the Congress during the election organized and facilitated in the US by the American Zionist Movement (AZM). After the votes are certified the number of delegates per slate will be apportioned using a formula outlined in the official election rules which can be found here. The 38th World Zionist Congress is scheduled to be held in Jerusalem from October 20-22, 2020.

SLATEVOTES
Vote Reform31,500
Orthodox Israel Coalition – Mizrachi21,698
Eretz Hakodesh20,023
MERCAZ USA14,666
ZOA Coalition10,313
American Forum for Israel8,132
Hatikvah7,932
Shas Olami2,046
Kol Yisrael1,752
Dorshei Torah V’Tziyon1,373
Herut Zionists1,157
Vision1,036
Americans4Israel857
Israel Shelanu769
Ohavei Zion375
2020 TOTAL123,629