Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) head Wahid Supriyadi has confirmed that ballots cast by registered Indonesian voters living overseas will be counted on April 9 concurrently with the legislative election in Indonesia. “The counting of votes cast for the legislative election at overseas polling stations will be carried out at PPLN offices in those countries at the same time as the votes are being counted in polling stations in Indonesia,” he said in Jakarta on Tuesday, as quoted by Antara news agency. As of Monday, voting for the legislative election had taken place in five countries: Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark and Hong Kong. Votes were cast at six PPLN offices in Beijing, Brazil, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Santiago and Shanghai.
General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Ferry Kurnia Rizkyansyah said all the ballots were currently being stored at the Indonesian embassies or representative offices in those countries.
“Ballots cast at overseas polling stations have been put into the ballot boxes again and sealed. They are being kept in the PPLN offices and are being monitored by closed-circuit television (CCTV),” Ferry said.