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KPU lists 187.1 million eligible voters for 2019 election

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 17, 2018   /   03:42 pm
KPU lists 187.1 million eligible voters for 2019 election Commission data released on Sept. 16 shows that the number of eligible voters decreased from 187,781,884 on the Sept. 5 list to 187,109,973 on the final list, with 185.08 million domestic voters and 2.04 million voters living overseas. (Antara/File)

The Jakarta Post / Jakarta

The General Elections Commission (KPU) has listed 187.1 million eligible voters on the final voter list (DPT) for the 2019 general election.

The KPU recently dealt with reports about double data in the preliminary voter list and found that the number of eligible voters in the revised list decreased by more than 670,000, kompas.com reported on Sunday.

Commission data released on Sept. 16 shows that the number of eligible voters decreased from 187,781,884 on the Sept. 5 list to 187,109,973 on the revised list, with 185.08 million domestic voters and 2.04 million voters living overseas.

The number of polling stations across the country has been decreased from 805,074 to 805,068, with 13 polling stations being dropped in West Papua, North Kalimantan, North Sumatra, West Java, Central Sulawesi and Central Kalimantan. One polling station was added in Maluku.

“The DPT affects a lot of things […] including the number of ballot boxes and forms that must be made available,” KPU chairman Arief Budiman said.

The Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and the camp of presidential candidate pair Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno previously complained about double data on the voter list.

Bawaslu said it found 2.9 million double-listed voters on the list, while the coalition backing Prabowo’s candidacy claimed that they found 8.1 million double-listed voters on the list.

Voters will cast their ballots in the presidential election and legislative election on April 17 next year. (afr)