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Hebrew words you should know for Election day

If you are in Israel during an election, here are some common Hebrew words and phrases that may

be useful:

Bechirot ( בחירות ) - Elections

Kalfi ( קלפי ) - Ballot

Miflaga ( מפלגה ) - Party (political)

Mandat ( מנדט ) - Mandate or Seat (in the Knesset)

Knesset ( כנסת ) - The Israeli parliament

Hazit ( חזית ) - Front or Coalition

Nifkadim ( נפקדים ) - Voters

Ra'ash Memshala ( ראש ממשלה ) - Prime Minister

Tik ( טיק ) - Slip or Note (as in voting slip)

Kalev ( קלף ) - Voting Envelope

Kvisa LeHakirat Zehut ( קביצה להכירת זהות ) - Identification for voting (generally your ID card)

Ta'al ( תעל ) - Short for "Tazkirat Aliyah LeKalpi" or "Voting Note Instructions" (found on your

voting note)

Kalpi ( קלפי ) - Voting booth

Sug HaBechirot ( סוג הבחירות ) - Type of election (e.g. national, municipal)

Mevaker ( מבקר ) - Supervisor or Observer

It's important to know these words, especially if you're eligible to vote. However, English is widely

spoken in Israel, so don't worry if you don't understand everything. You can always ask for help or

clarification.

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