Hospitalized mentally ill patients voting in Israel

Y. Melamed, Y. Nehama, A. Elizur

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For only the second time in Israel's history, mentally ill patients who are hospitalized were allowed to vote in the election of the Prime Minister and members of the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). The elections were held on 17 May 1999. However, only 29% exercised their right to vote, compared with 79% of the general population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-695
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Competence
  • Mentally ill
  • Voting


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