Regional Elections: Task Force Urges for Compliance with Health Protocols after Election Day
The average level of compliance with health protocols during the 2020 regional elections, as of Wednesday (09/12), was between 89 percent and 96 percent, according to Chairperson of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Doni Monardo.
“Don’t be complacent, because the regional elections are not over yet,” Doni said on YouTube channel of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Wednesday (09/12).
Doni said that the upcoming vote counting process could potentially cause mass gathering. He also expressed hope that all stakeholders remain vigilant until the end of the elections.
The authorities, Doni added, should not hesitate to reprimand anyone who does not properly implement health protocols during the elections process.
Doni also said that the Task Force will reprimand regional governments for any health protocols violations in their respective regions during the elections.
Doni went on to say that the supervision will strengthen the implementation of health protocols during the regional elections and will improve public safety and security.
He also said that the success of the simultaneous regional elections come from the hard work of all stakeholders who always maintain consistency and follow the established regulations.
Doni further said that compliance with the regulations that have been issued by the General Elections Commission (KPU) will determine the success of the regional elections during the pandemic.
The implementation of health protocols in the elections has been regulated in the General Election Commission Regulations Number 6 and 10 of 2020.
“If the procedures that have been stipulated by the KPU are implemented properly, everything will be fine,” Doni concluded. (Public Relations of BNPB/UN) (RI/LW)