Citizens who just turned 17 and military or police personnel who retired just before the regional elections have been advised to register with local authorities to be able to cast their votes during voting day on Wednesday.
Registration can be done until Tuesday at the latest. Those who register will get a suket (letter of recommendation).
According to the acting governor of West Java, Comr. Gen. M. Iriawan, there are 746,335 early voters who will turn 17 on the regional elections day, and 9,808 military or police personnel who will retire on voting day.
West Java General Elections Commission (KPU) chairman Yayat Hidayat said his team had coordinated with the Home Ministry to accommodate early voters and veterans.
“The Home Ministry already issued a public announcement for these voters so that they are able to record their e-ID data,” Yayat said, adding that the voters will receive a statement letter to allow them to vote.