Merauke, 9/7 (Jubi) – Even though voting at all polling stations (TPS) ran safely and smoothly, the atmosphere was a little different compared to the legislative elections on April 9.
Almost all polling stations in the city of Merauke were empty from 7:00 – 09:00 am and only two people showed up.
Based on tabloidjubi.com’s observation on Wednesday (9/7), voters started to come to the polls at 10:00 am because they had to do housework and watch the World Cup.
Merauke regent, Drs. Romanus Mbaraka, MT said, actually, people in Merauke are excited to come to the polls.
“We’ve found out that TPS in town had been still for 2 hours and just a few people who came, “he said.
However, many people began to come have flocked to the polls with a letter of voting invitation at 10.00 am. The implementation of voting did not take longer since there was only one ballot.
“Yes, it is different with legislative election, the voting time took a little bit longer because there were four ballots. Yes, I am convinced and believe that people in Merauke are smart and would come to vote for their leaders for the next five years, “he said.
Separately, chairman of Merauke Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu), Benekdiktus Tukedjo said, the Supervisory Committee and volunteers as well as District Monitoring officer (PPL) have been in every polling station. They would be there till the ballot counting process finished. (Jubi / Frans L Kobun/ Tina)