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Numerous polling stations opened late, NGO says

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, April 19, 2017 | 02:44 pm
Numerous polling stations opened late, NGO says People decorate a polling station in Gambir, Central Jakarta, with traditional Betawi figures on Tuesday. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Dozens of polling stations (TPS) in the capital were late to open for the Jakarta gubernatorial runoff election on Wednesday, the People's Voter Education Network (JPPR) has reported.

JPPR, an NGO concerned with voter education, monitored the voting process at 159 polling stations in all areas of Jakarta, except for Thousand Islands regency, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

"From 159 polling stations, 136 opened on time, while 23 opened later than 7 a.m.," JPPR national coordinator Masykurudin Hafidz said in a statement, as quoted by kompas.com.

Polling stations that opened late included TPS 29 in Ciganjur subdistrict (Jagakarsa, South Jakarta), TPS 04 in West Cilandak subdistrict (Cilandak, South Jakarta), TPS 12 in South Manggarai subdistrict (Tebet, South Jakarta), TPS 13 in Batu Ampar subdistrict (Kramat Jati, East Jakarta), and TPS 46 in Cibubur subdistrict (Ciracas, East Jakarta).

Based on reports by JPPR members, the delays were due to Polling Station Working Committees (KPPS) or witnesses arriving late.

"Interestingly, at TPS 12 in South Manggarai, the delay was due to the missing KPPS guideline book that meant the KPPS head was unable to read the vows," Hafidz said, adding that the KPPS finally borrowed a book from another polling station.

The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) said the final voter list (DPT) for the second round of the gubernatorial election lists 7,218,254 voters for 13,034 polling stations.

On Wednesday, Jakartans were heading to polling stations in the runoff election between incumbent ticket Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Syaiful Hidayat and challengers Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno. (afr)

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