The General Elections Commission (KPU) says that despite there being only two days before the polls, a number of regencies and municipalities have yet to receive the required election materials.
“Less than one percent of the material have not arrived [at KPU local offices], we are only talking in the hundreds,” KPU commissioner Sigit Pamungkas said in Jakarta on Monday, as quoted by kompas.com.
He said the missing materials included ballot paper, forms, holograms and ink.
Sigit said the ballot papers were currently in transit: “So, they will arrive today.”
Election watchdog People’s Voter Education Association (JPPR) says regions yet to receive ballot papers included South Tangerang, Banten, and Kediri, East Java.
“Those areas are in Java. So in areas outside Java with bigger geographical challenges, such as Natuna, the situation maybe much more difficult,” said JPRR national coordinator Muhammad Afifuddin. (idb/ebf)
Post: The Jakarta Post