Police were alerted to the Sport's Hall in Romema, Haifa, where the city's central election committee was situated, because of a furor that broke out in wake of technical error in one of the computers charged with counting soldiers' absentee ballots.
As a result of the glitch, 5,000 votes didn't tally up, causing tensions to rise. The atmosphere calmed as police arrived. Yossi Haham, a lawyer serving as the committee's chairperson told Ynet that technicians would arrive in the morning to fix the error and in the meantime a manual count would talk place. (Ahiya Raved)