Advocacy group sues KPU over final voters’ list ‘irregularities’
Advocacy group: (Kompas.com/Agnes Rita Sulistyawaty)
An advocacy group has registered a class action lawsuit against the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) over allegations of irregularities in the their final voters’ list (DPT).
The group, Jakarta Baru, filed its lawsuit at the Central Jakarta district court on Monday.
Jakarta Baru coordinator Habiburokhman said that part of the problems with the final voters list was the high amount of voters who had been listed twice.
“We see that there are 1.4 million suspected double voters [on the final voters’ list],” Habiburokhman said on Monday, after filing the lawsuit, as quoted by kompas.com.
He hoped that this case could be prioritized so that there could be legal certainty during the upcoming gubernatorial elections.
He said that the elections should even be delayed in order to settle alleged inconsistencies.
Jakarta Baru is not the only group having problems with the KPU Jakarta’s final voters’ list. Gubernatorial candidates and the public have also expressed complaints.
In response, the KPU head of logistics, Aminullah, said that ineligible voters, or voters with double names or ID card numbers, would be marked gray so polling station officers would recognize them.
In addition, the KPU will only issue one voting card for voters listed twice. (png/iwa)