Over 3.2 m voters to participate in Aceh gubernatorial election

Banda Aceh, Sumatra (ANTARA News) - Aceh province`s Independent Election Commission (KIP) said as many as 3,202,390 voters will take part in the upcoming simultaneous polls for governor/vice governor.

"The number of voters was determined based on provisional voters` lists (DPS) that were revised on December 24, 2011," the chairman of KIP`s voters registration working group, Tgk Akmal Abzal, said here on Wednesday.

The total number of potential voters among Aceh`s population was 3,340,977 people, he said, adding that voter`s registration had ended on December 27, 2011.

Aceh`s simultaneous gubernatorial election will take place on February 16, 2012.

Four candidate pairs would run in the election, namely Irwandi Yusuf-Muhyan Yunan, Teungku Ahmad Tajuddin-Teuku Suriansyah, Darni M Daud-Ahmad Fauzi and Muhammad Nazar-Nova Iriansyah. (*)