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Jakarta Post

KPU to update voter list in Central Sulawesi following disaster

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  01:01 am

The General Elections Commission (KPU) plans to update the final voter list (DPT) for the 2019 general election in disaster-affected areas in Central Sulawesi in January.

KPU chairman Arief Budiman said the three areas were Palu, Sigi and Donggala. In October, a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami shook the province, leaving more than 2,000 dead and more than 4,000 injured. The KPU did not include Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), which was hit by multiple earthquakes in August, in its plans as the DPT for the province had recently been updated.

“The administrations of the three areas asked us to update the DPT in January 2019. We haven’t been able to do so earlier because of the unstable situation following the earthquake in October. In the meantime, they are in the process of returning to normal bureaucratic functions,” Arief said after attending a hear...