BANDUNG-West Java Province is considered the most ready in organizing elections in conjunction in 2018, both in terms of funding, security and voter lists.
This was conveyed by the Director of the Facilitation of the Regional Head and the Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) of the Directorate General of Regional Autonomy, Akmal Malik, who at that time monitored the pre-election conditions simultaneously in 2018 with the team, especially to the West Java Provincial Government, Friday (15/09/2017).
"So far West Java preparations in my opinion have been good, we have been monitoring the five areas," said Akmal.
According to him, West Java is the fastest in preparation for Regional Leader Election especially in terms of funding, security and voter data.
"For speed, West Java is very fast, our communication with West Java is very good, even the Governor's desire is very strong to keep pushing up the voters list which is now in the number 63 percent proof of some funds for socialization I see is good," he explained .
Next year 2018 West Java will hold elections simultaneously in 16 district and city governments and one provincial government. Akmal said, as the province that has the largest population in Indonesia that is 47 million people, West Java should be a barometer of successful and safe elections.
"We say West Java barometer, the most voters, we invite the Province to continue to socialize optimally to the community in order to succeed this Regional Leader Election, it can not be by Ministry of Home Affairs only but must be from the region as well," he said.
Meanwhile, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan expressed optimism, simultaneously elections 2018 in West Java will run smoothly and safely from the start of preparation until the election of the winner of elections.
"We have experience that the elections in West Java are always safe, there has never been any unrest. This is a sign that the people of West Java in the context of democracy are mature, even if there is the most severe dispute settled in the Court, finished," said Aher.
Related to electoral financing for both the City, the Regency and the Province, Aher said it was ready. Even if there is a lack of funds from the city or regency, it will ask to revise the relevant budget.
"The financing is ready both from the province and the regency and the city, if there is one of the districts or municipalities, we will ask to revise the relevant budget because the most important thing is the smooth implementation and safe," he explained.
Funds for local elections Governor / Vice Governor of West Java, West Java provincial government has budgeted as much as 1.6 trillion. The fund has included security funds that will be handed over to West Java Police, Metro Jaya Police, Kodam III Siliwangi and Kodam Jaya.
"The security fund is to safeguard that there will not be any incidents caused by the lack of security funds. For security we think above the situation, if the situation is predicted we are preparing high security, if we are low, if we are three times higher, "he explained.
Of the 1.6 trillion, the General Elections Commission (KPU) West Java get sharing funds of Rp 1.169 trillion, West Java Bawaslu Rp 322.6 billion, West Java Police Rp 174.5 billion, Polda Metro Jaya Rp 22.15 billion, Kodam III Siliwangi Rp 26,372 Billion and Kodam Jaya Rp 2.89 Billion.
Looking at previous elections the number of voters in West Java reached 63 percent. Aher optimistic, this year the number will increase by continuing to intensify socialization to each region.
"Hopefully we want let alone the beginner voters are educated we ask to use their rights well, choose according to conscience, they are the gadget generation because it will approach the socialization approach millenia also through information technology," said Aher.