205 million voters eligible to cast ballot in 2024 election: KPU

The political parties are now haggling over which politicians they nominate as president in next year's election.


General Elections Commission (KPU) chair Hasyim Asy'ari (right) talks with commissioner August Mellaz during a group discussion in Jakarta on March 9 about a controversial order from the Central Jakarta District Court to postpone next year’s elections by 28 months, as a lawsuit filed by the fledgling Prima Party had demanded. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

April 19, 2023

JAKARTA – The General Elections Commission (KPU) published on Tuesday a provisional voter list for the 2024 presidential and legislative elections, which covers more than 205 million eligible voters nationwide.

A plenary meeting of the KPU on Tuesday approved the voter list of 205,853,518 individuals who can cast their ballots in the country’s 38 provinces and a number of voting stations overseas.

KPU chairman Hasyim Asy’ari said the list could still change as tabulators were still crunching numbers coming in from the regions.

“We need to understand that the numbers could still change. This is a provisional list and there will be corrections in the future,” Hasyim was quoted by Antara as saying.

Data from the KPU show that 192.8 million individuals were eligible to vote in the 2019 election. More than 55 percent of the voters, or 85.6 million people, cast their ballots for incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

A total of 17 parties are expected to contest the 2024 election, which is more than the 14 parties that participated in the 2019 general election.

These political parties are now haggling over which politicians they nominate as president in next year’s election.

Currently, the three politicians at the top of public opinion polls are Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo and former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan.

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