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Public, political parties monitor KPU’s real count

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 22 2019   /  01:02 am

While the General Elections Commission (KPU) is counting the C1 vote tally forms from polling stations across the country, the public and political parties have launched initiatives to participate in monitoring the process.Among the established websites available for the public to participate in the process is kawalpemilu.org, onto which citizens can upload photos of actual C1 forms that record the final vote count of each polling station, usually from the ones near their residences.The website was established by a community of volunteers who work with an election watchdog, the Network for Democracy and Electoral Integrity (Netgrit).Netgrit cofounder Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah said the website provided a platform to involve citizens and help minimize election fraud. As of Saturday evening, the website recorded that the Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Ma’ruf Amin ticket had garnered 6,599,1...