KPU Jakarta trains election organizers ahead of runoff
Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) is holding a training program for 30 election committee members at the municipality and regency level and 220 district polling committees (PPK) to prepare them for the runoff election on April 19.
KPU Jakarta commissioner M. Sidik said his side would provide guidance on the voting and vote recapitulation process during a two-day program that began on Monday.
“We want to synchronize our perspectives on voting regulations,” Sidik said on the sidelines of the training at a hotel in Central Jakarta.
Sidik said during the first election round on Feb. 15, many officers did not understand the voting requirements.
As an example, Sidik said there were officers who closed polling stations at 1 p.m. although there were still some ballots left and voters were still lining up to exercise their voting rights.
Sidik added that some officers also failed to fill in the polling station forms properly, which affected the electronic recapitulation of the votes. (wit)
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