KPU updates Indonesian diaspora data ahead of the 2024 elections

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Indonesian citizens in Malaysia. (Source: Foreign Ministry)
Indonesian citizens in Malaysia. (Source: Foreign Ministry)

Jakarta, IO – The Foreign Ministry has officially submitted data of overseas Indonesian Citizens (WNI) to the General Elections Commission (KPU) to update the electoral districts (dapil) data for the 2024 elections.

KPU chairman Hasyim Asy’ari said the data of 2,310,497 Indonesian citizens from 130 overseas representatives has been submitted on October 12, reported Kompas on Monday (17/10).

Meanwhile, data of domestic citizens was submitted by the Home Ministry in the form of Population Aggregate Data by District (DAK2). In total, there are 275,361,267 Indonesians registered in the first half of the year.

According to Hasyim, based on KPU Regulation 3/2022 on schedules, stages, and programs for the 2024 simultaneous elections, the structuring and preparation of electoral districts will take place from October 14 to February 9, 2022.