Lev Ha’ir residents win right to vote in local poll

24.10.2012                      08.Cheschwan. 5773


Lev Ha'ir residents win right to vote in local poll

Committee sets to decide on cancellation of controversial clause that excludes majority of voters from taking part in elections.

In a surprise last-minute move that represented an important victory for Jerusalem’s community activists, all residents in the Lev Ha’ir neighborhoods will be able to vote in the local elections on November 20. The neighborhood election committee will vote in the coming week to cancel Clause 5.8 in the Nahlaot, Musrara, Jewish Quarter, downtown and Shaare Hesed neighborhoods, which make up Lev Ha’ir. Clause 5.8 is a complicated provision of the city’s local elections charter aimed at avoiding a haredi or Hamas takeover of the local councils….