AP Photos: 193 million voters across 17,000 Indonesian isles

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, supporters cheer during the campaign rally of Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Gelora Bung Karno Stad

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, supporters cheer during the campaign rally of Indonesian President Joko Widodo at Gelora Bung Karno Stad

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers a speech during his campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Stadiu

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivers a speech during his campaign rally at Gelora Bung Karno Stadiu

In this Sunday, April 7, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto speaks to supporters during a campaign rally of his Grea

In this Sunday, April 7, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto speaks to supporters during a campaign rally of his Grea

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, center, greets his supporters during a rally i

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 26, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, center, greets his supporters during a rally i

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, an Indonesian electoral worker prepares ballot in the boxes to be distributed to polling stations in Ja

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, an Indonesian electoral worker prepares ballot in the boxes to be distributed to polling stations in Ja

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo, an Indonesian electoral worker takes a break among ballot boxes to be distributed to polling stations in Jak

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo, an Indonesian electoral worker takes a break among ballot boxes to be distributed to polling stations in Jak

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, a woman shows a mock ballot for the senate during a polling simulation exercise held by the election co

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, file photo, a woman shows a mock ballot for the senate during a polling simulation exercise held by the election co

In this Monday, April 15, 2019, file photo, police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other el

In this Monday, April 15, 2019, file photo, police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other el

In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, file photo, workers transport ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia through a flooded neighborhood due to hea

In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, file photo, workers transport ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia through a flooded neighborhood due to hea

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, left, gestures with running mate Sandiaga Uno, right

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, left, gestures with running mate Sandiaga Uno, right

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, delivers a speech with running mate Ma'ruf Amin, right, during a

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, delivers a speech with running mate Ma'ruf Amin, right, during a

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Gelora Bun

In this Saturday, April 13, 2019, file photo, Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Gelora Bun

In this Sunday, April 7, 2019, file photo, supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a campaign rally of h

In this Sunday, April 7, 2019, file photo, supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a campaign rally of h

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian presidential electi

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the election in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian presidential electi

People queue up before the start of voting during presidential and legislative elections in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian

People queue up before the start of voting during presidential and legislative elections in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian

People cast their ballots during presidential and legislative elections in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian presidential ele

People cast their ballots during presidential and legislative elections in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Indonesian presidential ele

The Indonesian presidential election is the world's biggest direct vote for a national leader.

This year the already vast exercise became even bigger with elections for Senate and national, provincial and district legislatures held simultaneously.

Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands that spans the distance from New York to London, spared no effort to ensure its nearly 193 million eligible voters from hundreds of ethnic groups could make their choices. Ballots were ferried to far-flung areas by helicopter, horse, boat and foot.