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Exercising political rights

  • Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 1, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and wife Annisa Pohan show off their ballots prior to voting in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/ Safrin La Batu

    Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 1, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and wife Annisa Pohan show off their ballots prior to voting in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/ Safrin La Batu

  • Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 2 and incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, wife Veronica Tan and son Nicholas Sean Purnama show their ballots during the election in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 2 and incumbent Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, wife Veronica Tan and son Nicholas Sean Purnama show their ballots during the election in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

  • Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 3 Anies Baswedan with his wife and daughter show their inked fingers after voting in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/ Indra Budiari

    Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 3 Anies Baswedan with his wife and daughter show their inked fingers after voting in South Jakarta on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/ Indra Budiari

  • Polling station Pujokusuman TPS 09 in Yogyakarta is staffed only by women and provides a backdrop for selfies so voters can share them through their social media accounts to encourage others to exercise their right. JP/Bambang Muryanto

    Polling station Pujokusuman TPS 09 in Yogyakarta is staffed only by women and provides a backdrop for selfies so voters can share them through their social media accounts to encourage others to exercise their right. JP/Bambang Muryanto

  • People wait for vote counting at Dikiyouwa village, Kamu district, Dogiyai, Papua. Four polling stations catered to 1,685 voters. The noken system is used in Dikiyouwa, whereby individuals do not go to polling stations to vote. Instead, a tribal leader visits the polling station to lodge one vote to represent every member of his community. JP/Nethy Dharma Somba

    People wait for vote counting at Dikiyouwa village, Kamu district, Dogiyai, Papua. Four polling stations catered to 1,685 voters. The noken system is used in Dikiyouwa, whereby individuals do not go to polling stations to vote. Instead, a tribal leader visits the polling station to lodge one vote to represent every member of his community. JP/Nethy Dharma Somba

  • A patient at Tarakan Hospital, Central Jakarta, casts a vote from her bed. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has provided mobile polling stations to meet the needs of hospitalized voters. JP/Seto Wardhana

    A patient at Tarakan Hospital, Central Jakarta, casts a vote from her bed. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has provided mobile polling stations to meet the needs of hospitalized voters. JP/Seto Wardhana

  • Polling station officials at TPS45 in Kebon Pala, East Jakarta, wear elementary school uniforms as a gimmick to attract voters. Almost 7 million eligible voters cast their votes in Jakarta. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

    Polling station officials at TPS45 in Kebon Pala, East Jakarta, wear elementary school uniforms as a gimmick to attract voters. Almost 7 million eligible voters cast their votes in Jakarta. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

  • A polling station official holds up a ballot during vote counting at TPS 02 in Moodu subdistrict, Kota Timur district, Gorontalo. JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

    A polling station official holds up a ballot during vote counting at TPS 02 in Moodu subdistrict, Kota Timur district, Gorontalo. JP/Syamsul Huda M. Suhari

  • A foreign observer monitors the election at Pondok Bambu Women’s Penitentiary in East Jakarta. One hundred and fifty-seven prisoners voted in the Jakarta gubernatorial election at the prison on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    A foreign observer monitors the election at Pondok Bambu Women’s Penitentiary in East Jakarta. One hundred and fifty-seven prisoners voted in the Jakarta gubernatorial election at the prison on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • Two prisoners watch election activities from the window at the Pondok Bambu Women’s Penitentiary in East Jakarta. One hundred and fifty-seven prisoners cast their votes in the Jakarta gubernatorial election at the prison on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

    Two prisoners watch election activities from the window at the Pondok Bambu Women’s Penitentiary in East Jakarta. One hundred and fifty-seven prisoners cast their votes in the Jakarta gubernatorial election at the prison on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

  • Eligible voters in Mintobasuki village, Gabus district, Pati regency, Central Java, have to use boats to reach the TPS 2 polling station due to widespread flooding in the area. JP/Suherdjoko

    Eligible voters in Mintobasuki village, Gabus district, Pati regency, Central Java, have to use boats to reach the TPS 2 polling station due to widespread flooding in the area. JP/Suherdjoko

  • A leprosy patient is assisted by a nurse at Alverno Hospital in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, while he votes. JP/ Severius Endi

    A leprosy patient is assisted by a nurse at Alverno Hospital in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, while he votes. JP/ Severius Endi

  • Mohamad Ridwan is helped by his wife Khodijah when voting at the TPS 39 polling station in Citeureup subdistrict, Cimahi city, West Java. Voters with special needs can request assistance from family members when voting. JP/Arya Dipa

    Mohamad Ridwan is helped by his wife Khodijah when voting at the TPS 39 polling station in Citeureup subdistrict, Cimahi city, West Java. Voters with special needs can request assistance from family members when voting. JP/Arya Dipa

  • People in Aceh gather outside a polling station on election day. The polls in Aceh proceeded peacefully amid concerns that there could be disturbances. JP/Hotli Simanjuntak

    People in Aceh gather outside a polling station on election day. The polls in Aceh proceeded peacefully amid concerns that there could be disturbances. JP/Hotli Simanjuntak