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Jakarta Post

KPU fixing inaccurate Bekasi voter list

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 31, 2017   /  07:24 pm
KPU fixing inaccurate Bekasi voter list Polling day preparations – Bekasi General Elections Commission (KPU Bekasi) officials put ballot papers for the Bekasi regental election into envelopes at the commission’s office in Kedungwaringin, Bekasi, West Java, on Jan.25. (Antara/Risky Andrianto)

The General Elections Commission (KPU) acknowledged on Tuesday that there were inaccuracies in the final voter list (DPT) for Bekasi, West Java, after it found that thousands of residents in the regency had not been included on the list.

The KPU is striving to fix the inaccurate DPT, an official said.

KPU commissioner Juri Ardiantoro said during data assessment that many people listed on the Population and Civil Registry Agency's (Disdukcapil) database in their respective areas were not listed on the DPT.

“We also found people who are residents in certain areas but who don’t have electronic identification cards or are not registered in the Disdukcapil database,” Juri said on Tuesday.  

He further said the KPU was coordinating with the Home Ministry’s population directorate to fix the accuracies.

“We are still discussing how to handle the matter. Should the people be listed on the DPT or not? This is because their status as residents is still in question,” Juri said.

He further said Disdukcapil could issue a suket (letter of recommendation) that could be used by unregistered voters to vote, but only for those listed on the agency’s database.

Juri said there were also DPT inaccuracies in several other areas, including in Tangerang regency. (ebf)