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KPU Jakarta trains election organizers ahead of runoff

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya 
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya 

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, March 20, 2017 | 02:33 pm
KPU Jakarta trains election organizers ahead of runoff Residents vote at a polling station in Rawa Barat, Jakarta, during the first round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election on Feb. 15. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

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.

(Read also: Jakartans should be proactive in checking voter lists)

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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