Today is Election Day in Israel, and members of the Kibbutz Lotan community are taking part in the process. While adults vote in the national elections, the kids are learning how the system works by running mock elections in their groups. Community members are also voting for new leadership of the kibbutz. It’s a very exciting day! Did you know? Election day is a national holiday in Israel, and the government covers the bus fare for those traveling home to vote.
Left: Ballot box for new kibbutz government; Center: Collecting ballots for the middle/high school group; Right: Elementary school children learn about the election process by creating parties and stating their platforms
Left: Campaign posters and the ballot box for the elementary school group; Right: People return to their home communities to vote in national elections.