Indonesia elections: Freebies, discounts for those who vote

Govt, businesses team up in new campaign to encourage voting in bid to reverse trend of declining attendance

The world's third-largest democracy will tomorrow hold its biggest-ever election yet, with Indonesians for the first time set to pick their head of state as well as MPs on the very same day.

By right, more than 192 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in the simultaneous polls - but voter turnout has been a major concern.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline 'Freebies, discounts for those who vote'. Print Edition | Subscribe