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Jakarta Post

Voter zeal leads to poll hiccups

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Ghina Ghaliya, Agnes Anya and Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Tokyo   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  12:20 am

Fiesta of democracy: Indonesians living in Malaysia have their documents checked at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur before casting their ballots ahead of the country’s April 17 general election on Sunday. More than 190 million Indonesians are to cast ballots on Wednesday in one of the world’s biggest one-day elections, with some 2 million living overseas also registered to vote, including in Malaysia.(AFP/Mohd Rasfan) A bigger than expected turnout by unregistered voters led to long lines at polling stations in various cities around the world over the weekend.Photos of snaking lines in cities like Amsterdam and Tokyo flooded social media on Saturday and Sunday as hundreds of thousands of Indonesian voters took to polling stations to cast their votes.More than 2 million overseas voters are registered on the final voter list (DPT) compiled by the General Elections Commission (KP...