Voter Turnout May Reach 77.5%: Home Affairs Minister
Date 13 April 2019
Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said he is optimistic that voter participation in the 2019 General Election could reach 77.5 percent or exceed the target set by the General Elections Commission (KPU).
He is also quite sure that the young generation will exercise their voting rights and not be abstained.
I am optimistic that voter turnout can reach 77.5 percent or even 80 percent, Tjahjo said to the press after being a guest speaker at the iVote talk show hosted by Omah Now at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Surabaya Trenggilis, Surabaya, Friday (12/4).
Furthermore, the Minister stated that the recording rate of electronic ID card has reached 98.5 percent and the Constitutional Court (MK) had also made a decision to allow a temporary ID certificate as a valid document to vote.
Regarding the remaining two percent of residents who had not recorded their e-ID, Tjahjo urged the public to be active to report themselves to the nearest civil registration office. He went on to explain that residents who have not recorded their data mostly located in urban areas and those who live abroad.
Most residents who have not recorded their data are those who live in urban areas, in Papua or in foreign countries. People live in urban areas mostly find it difficult to report to the civil registration office due to their busy schedules, said the Minister of Home Affairs. (PR of Ministry of Home Affairs / EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani