Jayapura, 14/7 (Jubi) – According to parliament’s member, people’s participation in the Presidential Election has decreased due to the lack of socialization conducted by the local Election Commission (KPU) and Election Watch Board (Bawaslu).
“As the organizer, their performance was better than what they did in the last Legislator Election, but they still need to be evaluated in particular at the stages of socialization and distribution of voting invitation (C6),” the First Deputy Chairman of Papua Parliament, Yunus Wonda on Friday (11/7).
He further said based on the ground monitoring, most of people admitted to receive the invitation a night before the voting day. Event some of them had not receive the C6 form and made them to vote by showing their ID card.
“People’s participation in the election was very low. It also might be happened because of factor of interest. For instance, at the last Legislator Election, people were enthusiastic because they had personal interest to vote those who might be their families, brothers or colleagues. But in this case, the Presidential Election is only for the national interest,” he said.
According to Wonda, based on his observation to some polling stations, there were polling station with hundreds of registered voters but there were only 30 – 40 people who came at the voting day though the officials should be waited until 14:00 pm. “This situation should be evaluated for the future,” he said.
A day earlier, the Presidential Election Team from the National Human Rights Commission published their findings in Yahukimo Regency and Jayapura Municipality. The National Human Rights Commissioner, Nur Kholis said they found there’s no special or mobile polling station in Jayapura located in the Dok II General Hospital, Abepura Asylum and Jayapura Police Office. Further the prisoners of Jayapura Police Office couldn’t vote because they had no ID card.
“There’s also no special or mobile polling station at the Dekai General Hospital and Yuhukimo Police Office, therefore the voters couldn’t use their rights.
Meanwhile people couldn’t vote in some polling stations in Pasar Lama, Halabok and Seradala due to the absence of the local commission officials,” Nur Kholis said. (Jubi/Arjuna/rom).