Tuesday, July 19, 2005

More on Israel and Absentee Voting

Haaretz has a better story. The bill is more sweeping that I first reported; Likud wants to extend voting rights to Israelis living permanently abroad (with such odd provisions as ones dealing with backpackers, workers for high tech companies and other "publicly traded companies").

I'm not sure why these distinctions matter--either you are a citizen abroad or not, but apparently this has not previously been the case in Israel. An interesting pattern for a state of immigrants.

Haaretz's story is here:
Haaretz - Israel News - Likud faction to support overseas voting bill


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