BANDUNG - Chairman of the West Java General Election Commission (KPU) Rifky Ali Mubarok said there were 210 polling stations in flood affected areas that had to be moved to dry locations so that the voting process could be carried out.
"The location is mostly in Bandung Regency, we have anticipated everything," he said during the Japri event on Tuesday (4/16).
Rifky said the TPS was still being built with a location not too far from the residents' location. According to him, socialization and appeals to continue to vote will continue.
"You still request that the polling station be made, but we will also pick up the ball because in anticipation of money residents are reluctant to go to polling stations because of flooding," he said firmly.
He acknowledged that the geographical constraints in West Java were partly very challenging. Such as in southern Cianjur, South Bogor, and also South Garut so it needs the alertness of officers in shipping logistics. He mentioned that as many as 1.2 million officers started from the KPU, Bawaslu, until the security team was ready to secure the election in thousands of polling stations in West Java.
"There was a damaged Bogor yesterday which has been replaced with a former Pilgub box, it happens to be the same shape, a duplex carton and there is transparency," he said.
Furthermore, he also said that he would give gifts to unique polling stations in the form of millions of rupiah in prizes. The aim is to encourage the community and increase the number of election participation.
"The gubernatorial election yesterday in West Java was around 73 percent, hopefully this year's presidential election and legislative elections are also high," he said. Jo