Home Affairs Ministry Monitors Elections Preparedness via Video Conference
Date 10 April 2019
Ministry of Home Affairs held video conference with all governors to monitor preparedness of the 2019 General Elections, at the Ministrys Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/4).
In the video conference led by Director General of Politics and Public Administration at the Ministry of Home Affairs Soedarmo, Governor of West Papua Dominggus Mandacan confirmed the Provinces readiness to organize the 2019 General Elections and said that elections logistics preparedness has reached 98 percent.
I would like to report that as of 8 April 2018, West Papua Regional Government had held the final coordinating meeting with the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) at West Papua Province, West Papua Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda), Commanders of Military District Command (Dandim), Police Chiefs, and Mayors to monitor the preparedness of the simultaneous elections, and logistics. Preparedness in our Province is already 98 percent and we ensure that the logistics will be delivered to all polling stations in West Papua two days prior to the election, Dominggus said.
The Governor went on to say that he will ensure the safety of the Province which has 12 regencies and 1 municipality.
We ensure that the situation in West Papua is conducive and safe to organize simultaneous elections on 17 April 2019, he added.
In the meantime, Soedarmo reminded all participants of the conference regarding the final voter list (DPT) and electronic Identity Card (e-KTP) that is required for voters to be able to cast their votes.
In response to that statement, Governor Dominggus asserted that West Papua Regional Government and KPU will do their utmost including transport elections logistics to isolated areas to ensure that elections run smoothly.
Soedarmo expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the measures taken by West Papua Regional Government to organize the upcoming elections. I hope the situation can be maintained not only until the voting day but also until the inaugurations of members of the House of Representatives (DPR) and president and vice president, he said adding that synergy and good coordination should be established among all stakeholders in West Papua, particularly ahead of the vote counting.
Soedarmo asserted that the upcoming elections is the first simultaneous general elections in Indonesian history. We hope the quality of the elections will be better as well as more democratic and this fiesta of democracy is expected to uphold high integrity and dignity, he concluded. (Ministry of Home Affairs /EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy