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Jakarta Post

KPU Jakarta, administration team up to settle voter list issues 

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, March 9, 2017   /  01:09 pm
KPU Jakarta, administration team up to settle voter list issues  A patient at Tarakan Hospital, Central Jakarta, casts a vote from her bed during the first round of Jakarta gubernatorial elections on Feb. 15. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) and the city administration will cooperate to fix the voter list for the runoff election on April 19 in a bid to ensure that all Jakartans can exercise their voting rights.

Acting Jakarta governor Sumarsono said that they had agreed to include the data of evictees, apartment occupants and residents who were outside the city on the updated voter list.

There were 5,530 people who were not registered on the voter list, Sumarsono said.

"We will pursue the voters' data at apartment buildings who earlier faced problems with voting," Sumarsono said as quoted by

The administration would also facilitate residents who had not had electronic identification cards registered in the city's database. Those residents would be able to vote by using recommendation letters from the Civil Registry and Demography Agency, he said.

The administration, the commission and elections supervisory agency (Bawaslu) would hold technical guidance courses for the polling station officers to straighten out any confusion about voting, he said. 

Sumarsono added that the commission would pay attention to the places where the polling stations would be erected, so they would not be situated in prohibited areas, like at the Indonesian Military (TNI) complex. 

Meanwhile, hospitalized voters should submit a letter from a doctor, which states that they are eligible to vote and that they are not suffering from mental sickness, Sumarsono said. (Cal)

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