Jayapura, 20/4 (Jubi) – The Institute of Good Governance of the Republic of Indonesia (LP3 – NKRI) said it had found some election violations in Sarmi Regency.
The group said it found that 4000 ballots were distributed to the local people in change of lottery coupons to vote for a legislature candidate in the April parliamentary elections.
“A candidate of a political party in the Region I offered the lottery coupons to the voters,” head of the election monitoring team for LP3, Nurwahidah, told reporters in Waena, Jayapura on Sunday (20/4).
She further said when the ballots were distributed, residents were asked to vote for a particular candidate and each received a coupon to be drawn to win a grand prize of a unit of Byson motorcycle and other prizes such as washing machines, refrigerators, kerosene stoves and cellular phones while two members of Sub-District Election Monitoring Board were in the location.
Sarmi Regency is consisting three electoral districts.
LP3 said PDI-Perjuangan, Golkar, Hanura, Demokrat and PPP were suspected to have been involved in election violations.
Nurwahidah said according to Law No 8/2012 on the Legislature Election, the Election Monitoring Board of Sarmi Regency should take action for such violations.
The chairman of the Election Commission of Sarmi Regency, Yoseph Twenty, appreciated the findings of LP3 NKRI. “We have received their report and taken action to follow up on the cases with the Papua Election Commission as well as with the Papua Election Monitoring Board,” he said. (Jubi/Aprila/rom)