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Police Urge Public to Report Electoral Fraud

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chief of Public Relations Division of National Police, Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar urged voters and the public to report and inform authorities any form of electoral fraud during the 2017 simultaneous Regional Elections.

Electoral frauds may appear in many forms, according to Boy, such as money politics, intimidation, and improper treatments during the voting process. These types of illegal activities can be reported to the elections supervisory agency (Bawaslu). The agency will determine whether the acts are considered violation or not.

Other than that, if a conflict occurs during the elections, Boy urged that it be solved through legal proceedings. He has also called on political elites and political parties to consider a dignified way in settling voting disputes, such as taking legal recourse. Boy reveals that there is a possibility of disputes emerging following close voting results. He, therefore, reminded the importance for everyone to share a mutual goal of maintaining a safe election.

“We’re thankful that [our] quality of democracy showed a good level of participation,” he said.

Boy viewed that generally, the 2017 regional election so far has gone safe and soundly. He said that the condition was able to be achieved due to high levels of coordination among election organizers, Military and Police solidity, and the level of security in each and every polling station. DANANG FIRMANTO



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