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KPU Jakarta launches program to protect voting rights

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 18, 2018   /   08:09 am
KPU Jakarta launches program to protect voting rights A voter scrutinizes a list of Regional Representatives Council (DPD) candidates at the General Elections Commission (KPU) in Central Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) has launched a program called the Protecting Voting Rights Movement (GMHP) to verify the city's electoral roll ahead of the legislative and presidential elections next year.

KPU Jakarta head Betty Epsilon Idroos said the program aimed to ensure that the right to vote was upheld for all eligible voters during the elections in April.

“If there are still eligible voters that have yet to be registered, this program serves to help them,” Betty said in South Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by tribunnews.com. 

The GMHP program is citywide, involving 267 subdistricts, and has been running since the beginning of this month. It ends on Oct. 28. Eligible voters who wish to register or want to revise their data are urged to bring their ID and family card to booths that have been set up by the committee.

Betty said she hoped the program would raise awareness on the importance of exercising voting rights. (fac)