Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's General Elections Commission (KPU) informed here Monday that it would recruit 5.7 million officers for the voting organizing team (KPPS) for the 2024 General Elections.

"We will recruit 5,741,127 KPPS (members), which is an amazing number," the coordinator of KPU's human resources, organization, education, training, and research division, Parsadaan Harahap, said.

According to him, the KPPS officers will be spread across 820,161 polling stations, with each polling station manned by seven officers.

Meanwhile, for the KPPS abroad, the KPU will recruit 12,765 Indonesian citizens as KPPS officers in 128 countries.

For the registration of KPPS members, the KPU has designed the Information System for KPU Members and Ad Hoc Bodies (SIAKBA) application, which is available on siakba.kpu.go.id.

The SIAKBA application is expected to help people register as members of election organizing bodies, such as sub-district election committees (PPK), village voting committees (PPS), and the KPPS.

"Going forward, we will have authentic data on the number of organizers that have been appointed," Harahap informed.

During registration, applicants with certain diseases, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, will be required to submit a health certificate from a doctor.

Applicants cannot be older than 55 years and younger than 17 years. They need to have been married in accordance with the applicable laws.

In addition, they must not have a history of being a political party member or a member of a support team of a political party in their respective region.

Around 204.8 million Indonesians will elect a president and vice president in the upcoming elections, scheduled on February 14, 2024.

In addition, they will choose the members of the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representative Council (DPD), and Regional Legislative Councils (DPRD) at the province, city, and district levels.

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