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How Will Indonesia Pull Off the World’s Largest Single-Day Election?

  • Country holding simultaneous presidential, legislative polls
  • Voting to conclude in six hours across 800,000 polling booths
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Indonesian Voters Head to Polls for Presidential, Legislative Elections

Indonesia will deploy about 7.2 million poll workers, more than the population of Singapore, to wrap up the world’s largest single-day democratic election in just six hours.

More than 191 million Indonesians are eligible to cast their ballots on Wednesday to elect a new president and several thousand lawmakers to the national and local legislatures. The archipelago of more than 17,000 islands -- that would stretch from New York to Alaska -- will have 810,329 polling stations, data from the General Elections Commission show.