Haredim Complain To Central Elections Committee Over “Immodestly Dressed” Poll Worker
Shmarya Rosenberg • Failedmessiah.com
A polling station in the Jerusalem haredi neighborhood of Bayit Vegan saw voting delays today when haredi voters refused to vote because the station’s female supervisor was dressed in pants, the Times of Israel reported based on a report posted on the Israeli daily Maariv’s website.
Meanwhile, the Yesh Atid Party, founded and headed by former journalist Yair Lapid, filed a complaint with the elections committee claiming that several polling stations across the country mixed up Yesh Atid voting slips – marked with Hebrew letters “Peh Heh” – with voting slips for the Haim Bekavod, Life With Dignity, party – which are marked with the Hebrew letters “Heh Peh.”
Yesh Atid also claims that Life With Dignity activists at those stations encouraged Yesh Atid voters to use the wrong voting slip.
Small disturbances were reported at several other voting stations, as well.
Police have reportedly been sent to the various stations to restore order.
[Hat Tip: Seymour.]