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Jakarta, Papua lag behind in vote counting

  • Ghina Ghaliya, Apriadi Gunawan and Yulia Savitri

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Medan/Palembang   /   Tue, May 14, 2019   /  09:00 pm
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A resident casts his ballot during a revote at a polling station in Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday. The General Elections Commission (KPU) held a revote at two polling stations in South Tangerang and another four in Lebak regency in the same province because some voters who did not live in the areas cast ballots at the stations without submitting the required A5 registration forms. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

With only a week to go before the national deadline, on May 22, disputes still cloud the vote-tabulation process in half of the provinces in the country. KPU commissioner Hasyim Asy’ari said several of the most populated provinces had completed tabulation at provincial level, such as Central Java and East Java, but there were still other provinces that had yet to complete the process, such as Papua and Jakarta. “There are several provinces that have yet to complete the tabulation because of a large number of polling stations. For instance, in Jakarta […] There are only four ballots involved, but they have many polling stations and the officials must be careful. Therefore, we’ve extended the counting period,” Hasyim said on Tuesday. Vote recapitulation at the provincial level should have been completed on May 12. However, the General Elections Commi...