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Jakarta Post

RI working towards e-voting

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 20 2010   /  10:06 am

Indonesia is working to ease the problems surrounding e-voting in the hope of implementing the new system in the 2014 general elections.Jembrana regency in Bali, which implemented e-voting last year,  saw smooth elections of 54 hamlet heads in 31 villages, making it the first regency ready to have e-voting for its regional head elections.The head of the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Marzan Aziz Iskandar, said that bring in successful e-voting, a region needs the full introduction of electronic identity cards (e-KTP). “A region is ready once all the voters already hold an e-KTP,” Marzan said on Wednesday during a National Dialogue on E-voting for the 2014 general elections. The procurement of e-KTP will be managed by the Home Affairs Ministry, to be completed by 2012.“Once the e-KTP program is ready by 2012, the infrastructure for e-voting woul...