Today, Tuesday the 22nd, Israeli citizens go to the polls for the general elections to the Knesset (Israeli parliament). There are 120 seats and the about 30 different parties are competing for them. Usually the head of the party with most seats gets the right to form a coalition with other parties (at least 61 seats) and if he or she succeeds – he or she become the prime minister.
The process itself is pretty simple and straightforward. Each Israeli 18 years of age or older goes (if he chooses to) to the polls, stands behind a screen for privacy and confidentiality, and chooses one of the ballots, each one represents a party.
The ballot is then placed in an envelope and sealed (still behind the screen) and then the envelope is placed into a securely closed poll.