The elections for American delegates to the seventeenth World Zionist Congress will take place on Sunday, January 24th, according to an announcement made by the Central Election Board, which represents all factions of the Zionist movement in this country. Polling places will be established in practically every Jewish community in the United States, and every Jew and Jewess, over the age of eighteen, who has paid the shekel fee of fifty cents will be entitled to vote for delegates.
The forthcoming Congress, which will take place in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia, beginning February 24th, is regarded as the most important in the history of the Zionist movement, so that all Zionist groups are concentrating their efforts on disposing of as many shekels as possible, in order to insure a large and representative American delegation at Carlsbad.
The rules for the elections provide that any one who presents a shekel receipt at the polls on January 24th will be entitled to vote, but that cards of membership in any organization are not valid substitutes. Any shekel-payer over the age of twenty-four is eligible for candidacy as a delegate, and may become one upon the submission of a petition signed by one hundred other shekel-payers. All candidacies must be submitted to the Central Election Board, 111 Fifth Avenue, not later than noon of January 12, 1931.