The week-long window for political parties to register their candidates for the Jakarta gubernatorial election opens on Tuesday, but already poll organizers are voicing concerns about the potential for fraud. Aminullah, a member of the Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPUD), said on Sunday that registration would run from Tuesday until next Monday. “The required documents that they must file with us are the same as those for the independent candidates, except of course without any petitions of support from registered residents,” he said. The required documents include a copy of a high school completion certificate, a statement of good conduct from the Jakarta Police and a letter of support from the nominating party or parties.
Aminullah said the KPUD would study the submissions from March 20-26, and if there was anything missing, the candidates would have a final opportunity to refile the missing information between March 27 and April 9.
“In the subsequent verification process, they won’t have any more opportunities to hand in documents because this will be the final verification process and will decide who goes on to run in the election,” he said. The announcement of the final candidates will take place on May 10 and 11. The election itself is scheduled for July 11.