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Overseas voting running smoothly despite some glitches

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 10, 2019   /  07:49 pm
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Officers wrap ballot boxes for the upcoming elections on April 17 in Indonesia. Indonesians overseas began voting on Monday. (Antara/Harviyan Perdana Putra)

Problems are still lingering a week before the simultaneous elections, with overseas voters uncertain about whether they can exercise their right to vote or not. The General Elections Commission (KPU) has slated April 8 to 14 for overseas voters to cast their ballots. But some are in the dark about voting day. Sringatin, an Indonesian migrant worker in Hong Kong, for instance, said that by Sunday afternoon, she had not been registered for the upcoming elections. The Overseas Elections Committee (PPLN) says there are three ways that Indonesians can vote -- direct voting at polling stations, by-mail voting, and drop-box voting. The vote count will be held simultaneously on Apr. 17. Sringatin said she had no idea how she would participate in the elections because she had not yet received any notification despite her best efforts. She added that she had registered online by fi...