Jayapura, 14/7 (Jubi) – The Papua Elections Commission (KPU) said that the turnout for the presidential election in Papua was lower compered to the previous polls.
The Commissioner, Tarwinto confirmed that there is a decline of the community participation in some areas.
“We are not able to give detail information until we are done with the recapitulation of all districts / cities. Overall, the level of community participation in Merauke is down up to 50 percent, so was in Jayapura City and Yapen,” Tarwinto said on Monday (14/7).
“Perhaps, their participation in presidential election went down due to the people’s frustration on the Legislative Elections on April 9,” he said. The vote count at the regency level will be conducted on Monday-Tuesday (July 14 to 15), after that it will be moved to recapitulation provincial level.
“The recapitulation of the regencies / city will be brought to the Provincial Election Commission and on July 2014 will be continued to the provincial recapitulation,” he said.
Meanwhile, deputy chairman of Papua Legislative Council, Yunus Wonda said that the public participation in Papua decreased because of the lack of socialization of the Election Commission and the Election Supervisory Body (Baswalu).
“Election organizers performance is better than Legislative Election (Pileg). Still the socialization and invitation distribution or C6 still need to be evaluated. (Jubi / Arjuna/ Tina)