The heaviest voting in a Zionist election in recent years was reported by the Central Elections Board yesterday as all over the country Zionists cast their ballots for fifty-five delegates, the number the United States is entitled to send to the World Zionist Congress at Lucerne, August 20.
Excellent weather in New York City was given as a reason for the last minute flood of demands for additional ballots from the polling places throughout the city. Similar active voting was expected throughout the country.
No official results were available last evening, but on the eve of the election it had been announced that more than 132,000 persons had bought the Shekel certificates entitling them to vote.
500 POLLING PLACES
More than 500 polling places in 260 cities and more than forty states closed at eight o’clock last night, and tallying of ballots was immediately begun.
Little trouble was reported by the Shekel Board in conducting the election. Hundreds of persons who telephoned during the day were directed to the polling places nearest their homes. It was said that attempts at ballot-stuffing would be decreased this year by a system whereby the voter must surrender his Shekel when he votes and the total number of Shekels are later tallied with the total number of ballots.
The five parties registered on the ballot were responsible for distri-