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Jakarta Post

7.1 million people eligible to vote in 2017 Jakarta election, says commission

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 9, 2016   /  10:36 am
7.1 million people eligible to vote in 2017 Jakarta election, says commission All ready – Senior high school students attend a voting simulation held during a Center for Election and Political Party (CEPP) election awareness event themed "Rock the Vote Indonesia: Embracing Young Voters with Gender Awareness" at the University of Indonesia campus in Depok, West Java, on Dec. 4. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) stated on Thursday that 7.1 million people would be eligible to exercise their voting rights in the 2017 gubernatorial election.

From the results of the KPU recapitulation on Dec. 6, the number of voters included on the final voter list [DPT] is 7,108,589," KPU Jakarta head Sumarno said after a meeting in Jakarta on Thursday evening.

He said 3,561,690 of the total were male voters while female voters amounted to 3,546,899. The voters deemed eligible were from 44 subdistricts and 267 districts across Jakarta, he added.

According to the KPU Jakarta, 2,006,397 voters are from East Jakarta, making it the area with the highest number of voters. West Jakarta ranks second with 1,652,051 voters, followed by 1,593,700 voters from South Jakarta, 1,091,874 from North Jakarta, 747,152 from Central Jakarta and 17,415 from Thousand Islands.

Sumarno added that 13,023 polling stations would be set up to accommodate voters across the capital.

Moch Siddik Sabri, head of the KPU Jakarta working group assigned to renewing voter data, said the commission determined the figures by using a potential voters’ list issued by the Home Ministry and the DPT for the 2014 presidential election as its base data.

Deploying more than 16,000 personnel, the working group updated the DPT by holding data checks across Jakarta, including in apartments, low-cost apartments and prisons, he added. (ebf)



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