Jayapura, 10/2 (Jubi) – The General Election Commission (KPUD) in Jayapura still has a shortage of election supplies such as ballot boxes and voting booths, a KPUD official said.
Last month, thousands of ballot boxes were missing from KPUD Jayapura’s warehouse at Jalan Kelapa II Entrop, Sub-district Jayapura Selatan. The lost has resulted in a shortage of election supplies.
“We need 756 of ballot boxes and 2,139 of voting booths that are expected to be dropped in two weeks by the Central Election Commission,” said a member of KPUD’s program planning, finance and logistics department, Tjipto Wibowo.
He said the central KPU logistic department would supply additional 1,163 of ballot boxes and 1,044 of voting booths.
Currently his department only has 1,261 of ballot boxes and 1,010 of voting booths. He said his department has prepared some voting equipment at the polling stations such as nails and rubber.
“The funds for such preparations at the polling stations are ready. So we just wait for its distribution from the Provincial Election Commission,” he told tabloidjubi.com on Monday (10/2).
Once the supplies are ready, he said, his department will immediately pack the ballots into the ballot boxes and ready to distribute them a day before the voting day to the polling stations.
“We are still waiting for the ballots and seals from the Central KPU,” he said.
Meanwhile the Secretary of the KPUD Jayapura, Agus Sunarko, said he was using his office as a temporary logistics warehouse.
“We are ready to organize the legislative elections on 9 April,” he said on Monday (10/2) in Jayapura, Papua.(Jubi/Sindung/rom)