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Jakarta Post

Voter turnout in Jakarta may surpass national target

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 13, 2019   /   02:29 pm
Voter turnout in Jakarta may surpass national target The great wait: A TV cameraman and a reporter work in front of a large screen showing the ongoing results of 2019 election vote count, which uses the vote count information system (situng) at the General Elections Commission (KPU) headquarters in Jakarta just after the election. The vote count is being carried out at the subdistrict, district, city, provincial and then national levels from April 25 to May 23. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

Voter turnout in Jakarta may have exceeded the national target of 77.5 percent as of Sunday, according to the head of the Jakarta General Elections Commission, Betty Epsilon Idrus.

She said that the count had been finished in four Jakarta municipalities: Thousand Islands regency, Central Jakarta, South Jakarta, and West Jakarta.

“Officially on the provincial level we do not know [the voter turnout] yet, but in the four municipalities, [it] is above 80 percent,” Betty said on Sunday, reported.

Counts in Cakung, Duren Sawit, and Pulogadung, East Jakarta are still ongoing, while the counts in Cipayung, Ciracas, Pasar Rebo, Jatinegara, Kramat Jati, Makasar, and Matraman have been finished.

The vote count in Koja district, North Jakarta had just finished on Sunday morning and is to be continued with a recount at the municipal level.

“We have visited the two municipalities, especially in Koja, North Jakarta. The KPU there is currently doing a recap and should be done this afternoon. The North Jakarta count should have been finished tonight after isya prayers and tarawih prayers in the Bidakara Hotel,” Betty said.

Initially, the provincial level count in Jakarta was supposed to be finished on Sunday, but it may have been delayed until Monday.

The large number of people on the final voters list and numerous recounts might have delayed the tabulations at district and municipality levels. (ami)