The Jakarta election commission confirmed that there were thousands of fictitious and double-registered voters on the final voter list (DPT) for the upcoming gubernatorial election, but they insisted they would not revise the list. “Despite thousands of double-registered voters and fictitious voters, we will not change the data on the final voter list that we issued on June 2,” Dahliah Umar, chairwoman of the Jakarta Election Commission (KPU), said on Thursday. Dahliah said the solution to the problem was to hold one of the double-registered voters’ cards. She said the commission would compile a list of the double-registered voters and give the data to polling station committees. She claimed this solution would not violate regulations because the commission cannot change the number of voters listed on the final voter list. However, issuing an inaccurate final voter list leaves the KPU vulnerable to lawsuits. “The solution is we will inform the polling station committees that the voters have been registered at other polling stations,” Dahliah said. “So the committee will not allow those voters to cast their votes at that polling station.”
The KPU found out about the double-registered voters and fictitious voters on the final voter list after verifying reports from gubernatorial candidate pairs Hidayat Nur Wahid and Didik J. Rachbini and Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Hidayat’s team alleged they found 130,000 double-registered and fictitious voters while Jokowi’s team found 12,000. “The data shows double-registered voters and irregular citizen registration numbers (NIK),” Dahliah said. The KPU would not release the number of double-registered and fictitious voters they found.