Jayapura, Jubi – The General Elections Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) of Papua said more than 1,600 ballots in eight of the 11 districts holding simultaneous elections in Papua scheduled for December 9 were damaged.
Papua Bawaslu chairman, Robert Horik said the finding was reported by the Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) in regency to local Bawaslu.
“There are 1,648 ballots damaged. Most ballots damaged are in Yahukimo and Pegunungan Bintang. The number reached 1,125 pieces, “said Horik, on Monday (11/30/2015).
According to him, the eight regencies that ballots damaged are Keerom (145 ballots), Nabire (125 ballots), Mamberamo Raya (42 ballots), Waropen (107 ballots), Pegunungan Bintang (825 ballots), Yalimo (46 ballots), Yakuhimo (300 ballots), and Merauke (58 ballots).
Bawaslu Papua has recommended to report finding thousands of ballots that damaged to the KPU Papua, subsequently forwarded to the District Election Commission. Regarding logistics distribution into 10 districts so far run smoothly. The delivery to Boven Digoel could not be realized because there is a dispute of candidate.
Papua KPU commissioners Legal Affairs and Oversight, Tarwinto when reporters confirmed via phone said, he would instruct the printing to replace the damaged ballots. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)