BANDUNG City- Acting Regional Secretary (Sekda) of West Java (West Java) Daud Achmad launched the Electronic Election Smart Home (e-RPP) application in the Car Free Fay Dago area, Bandung City, Sunday (12/29/19).
Daud appreciated the innovation of the Regional Election Commission (KPUD) of West Java Province because according to him, the public must be informed about information related to elections and democracy, especially ahead of the simultaneous regional head elections in 270 regions on 23 September 2020.
Daud considered that this breakthrough in digitizing the RPP was very important in reaching out to millennial as a prospective voter. He hopes, easily election education to the public through e-RPP will boost the number of democratic participation in West Java.
"West Java with a population of nearly 50 million and a turnout of more than 30 million, of course really needs digitalization of this RPP, especially millennials who will become voters in the future, of course they are familiar with the digital world," said Daud.
"Hopefully our efforts can produce better elections and increase the election index in West Java," he added.
West Java Provincial Election Commission Chairman Rifqi Ali Mubarok meanwhile explained, the e-RPP was designed to facilitate the public in accessing complete information related to the election through a device. That way, people don't have to bother visiting the KPU office to get complete information.
Rifqi also said that he continued to develop e-RPP towards a better direction so that he could educate and reach all levels of society.
"This e-RPP is a creation to be able to make it easier for residents of West Java to find out information about the election. We hope this program will be able to increase the visit of people who want to learn about elections and democracy in West Java," said Rifqi.
"In the future we will try to do better how the election information is in the hands (of each device), so citizens no longer need to come to the KPU office. Hopefully this e-RPP becomes a means of education in improving the quality of elections and democracy in West Java, "he concluded.