Following months of protest by the Anies Baswedan camp concerning the possible manipulation of voter registration, the Jakarta Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) has stripped the voting rights of more than 15,000 people in the Jakarta gubernatorial election. KPU commissioner Mochammad Sidik said Tuesday that most of the 15,000 voters had been declared ineligible to vote as their identity numbers and family card numbers were not included in commission data.
“After we examined Anies’ campaign team’s findings, we found there were people who should be removed from the list,” Sidik told The Jakarta Post over the phone.
He said those deemed ineligible to vote would have their names marked on the voters list at polling stations and prohibited from voting. Despite Anies’ camp claiming it had found more than 33,000 ineligible voters listed, Sidik said there would be no further changes to the list.