Workshop on the Law and Politics of Elections in Indonesia The world’s third largest democracy, Indonesia, is preparing to go to the polls once again. On 17 April 2019, Indonesian’s will vote in the next national legislative and presidential elections. This is the first time that parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on the same day. There are two candidates for president. The current President Joko Widodo (‘Jokowi’) is running with KH Ma’ruf Amin, the chairperson of the Indonesian Ulama Council and of the world’s largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). Against them are Prabowo Subianto, a former general of the Indonesian armed forces, and Sandiaga Uno. Prabowo previously contested the 2014 presidential elections and lost to Jokowi, a result he disputed in court. There are competing factors at play in the upcoming 2019 elections. There have been changes to Indonesia’s electoral laws, as has been the case prior to every national election since 1999.