Inmates at the Pondok Bambu Women's Prison line up to cast their vote during the first round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election on Feb. 15. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

Jakarta Election Supervisors Question Accuracy of Voters List in Gubernatorial Election Runoff


APRIL 07, 2017

Jakarta. The Jakarta branch of the Election Supervisory Agency, or Bawaslu, has questioned the accuracy of the temporary voters list, or DPS, ahead of the second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election on April 19.

Bawaslu Jakarta said 46,492 voters from the permanent voters list (DPT) were missing and identified around 13,000 duplicated voter registration cards after verifying the DPS on Thursday (06/04).

The DPS list was provided by the General Election Commission, or KPU.

"The KPU has to explain the discrepancy between the DPT [permanent voters list] and the DPS," Bawaslu Jakarta Head Mimah Susanti said in a meeting with the KPU in Jakarta on Thursday.

Mimah said Bawaslu Jakarta will not verify the voters list until KPU explains the difference in numbers or submit new data for the DPS.

The DPT for the gubernatorial run-off election includes 757,515 voters and 1,238 polling stations in Central Jakarta; 1,129,494 voters and 2,150 polling stations in North Jakarta; 1,681,472 voters and 2,935 polling stations in West Jakarta; 1,606,921 voters and 2,974 polling stations in South Jakarta; and 2,025,157 voters and 3,698 polling stations in East Jakarta.

Jakarta's Thousand Islands district also has 17, 695 voters and 39 polling stations. The total number of voters according to the DPT list for the second round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election is 7,218,254 voters and 13,034 polling stations.

The first round on Feb. 15 attracted a total of 7,108,589 voters to 13,023 polling stations in the capital.