Islamabad, 10 February 2024 (TDI): The Indonesian embassy conducts voting for the Indonesian diaspora on February 10 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Indonesian community living abroad was meant to vote on Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates and to elect a parliament and lawmakers.
Indonesian Charge d’Affairs, Rahmat Hindiarta, organized the fair and transparent voting process most finely. He supervised to ensure the smooth flow of polling in the embassy of Indonesia in Pakistan.
The General Election Commission (KPU) has implemented initiatives to enhance accessibility for Indonesian citizens residing abroad to participate in the upcoming 2024 elections through early voting.
In particular, these measures aim to simplify the voting process and ensure that overseas residents can exercise their democratic rights conveniently.
Early voting facility for Indonesian diaspora
The KPU determined the voting date based on the suggestion of the Overseas Election Committee (PPLN). They took into account field conditions and Indonesian diaspora holidays.
Indonesian voters residing abroad will have several options for casting their votes. These options include in-person voting at representative offices, voting via mail, and mobile vote collection.
According to the KPU, 1.75 million Indonesian voters reside in 95 foreign countries. The commission has set up 828 polling booths in Indonesian representative offices, 1,579 mobile voting boxes, and 652 drop boxes for voting by mail.
“We will introduce early voting in other countries. However, all votes will be counted on the same day as in Indonesia,” KPU Chairman Hasyim Asy’ari told reporters in Jakarta.
The KPU commits to promoting inclusivity. It facilitates early voting for Indonesians residing in foreign countries, empowering all eligible individuals to contribute to the democratic decision-making process.
This initiative reflects the KPU’s dedication to fostering a fair and representative electoral system. In this system, every voice matters, regardless of geographical location.
Indonesia Elections 2024
Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy and fourth-most populated nation will hold simultaneous presidential and legislature elections on February 14, 2024.
The 2024 Indonesian presidential election will be the fifth general election in Indonesia. Its goal is to elect the President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. The direct election determines the president and vice president for the 2024-2029 term.
This presidential election will take place concurrently with the legislative elections for members of the House of Representatives (DPR RI), the Senate (DPD RI), and local legislative councils (DPRD Provinsi and DPRD Kabupaten or DPRD Kota) in Indonesia.
There are 204.8 million Indonesians eligible to vote, with 20,616 posts to be determined and 258,602 registered candidates. There are also 18 parties running in the parliamentary election.