Jakarta (ANTARA) - The General Elections Commission (KPU) said on Tuesday that voting for the 2024 General Elections could be delayed in Demak, Central Java, and Paniai, Central Papua, due to disaster and logistics damage.

KPU member Betty Epsilon Idroos said that the commission is still awaiting the decision of the KPU Office in Demak regarding voting in view of the floods that hit the region for almost a week and displaced around 21,000 people.

"They said a decision has been made, and a letter will be sent to the KPU on whether they will hold make-up elections or not," she informed.

In addition to Demak, she said that voting could also potentially be postponed in Paniai due to damaged ballot papers. Therefore, make-up elections could likely be held later.

"The law allows for delays due to natural disasters or other disruptions, such as force majeure or compelling circumstances. We will see in what condition they are," she explained.

Idroos, however, did not confirm when the make-up elections will be held, saying her commission is still waiting for reports from the two regions.

Indonesia will hold the 2024 General Elections on February 14, with around 204.8 million voters expected to participate.

Voters will elect a president and vice president, as well as members of the House of Representatives (DPR), Regional Representatives Council (DPD), and Regional Legislative Councils (DPRD) at the province, city, and district levels.

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