Thejakartatimes – In the National Coordination Meeting of Preliminary Elections Preparation 2018, Chairman of the General Elections Commission (KPU) Arief Budiman had revealed a number of problems encountered in the implementation of electoral stages in the region.
One of them is the lack of support from the local government. Particularly related to the support of Human Resources (HR). According to Arief, the support of Civil Servants (PNS) organic for the provincial level recorded 374 people.
While for the district level, organic PNS working in the Regency KPU recorded as many as 920 people. While the PN S organic in the City KPU, as many as 414 employees.
“While PN S is employed (Dpk) in the Provincial KPU as many as 183 people, in the Regency KPU as many as 759 people and in KPU Kota, as many as 211,” said Arief in Jakarta, Tuesday (20/2).
Constraints faced in the management of human resources, said Arief, among others, lack of staff both in quantity and quality and support of local government that has not been optimal.
According to Arief, there is often a Dpk employee fish penar on a quiet basis by the local government. In addition, the placement of local government employees by regional heads, often without coordination with the KPU.
Even some local governments are still treating KPUs such as the Regional Device Work Unit (SKPD). “Another problem, there is no mutation of employees between regions with official reasons.
Another obstacle, the absence of cost overpriced or special incentives for employees who served in remote areas, “he said.
Arief also briefly disclose the voter data that will follow elections in unison 2018. Total registered voters are 163,146,802 voters. A total of 81,574,072 people were voters male or 50.81 percent.
Women voters themselves were 81,572,730 people or 49.99 percent. “A total of 530,976 people are disabled voters,” he said.
For field officers who will be on duty on polling day, Arief said, his side has prepared 2,700,537 KPPS, 193,602 PPS, and 27,820 KDP people.
While the polling stations (TPS) prepared as much as 385,791 TPS. Arief also detailed logistics requirements in elections simultaneously 2018. For the ballot box, it was prepared as much as approximately 667,976 boxes.
While the ballots are prepared, as many as 211,932,494 sheets. “Ink as much as 700,020 bottles, campaign materials such as 128,932,494 flyers, brochures of approximately 128,294,166 pieces,” he said.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Tjahjo Kumolo at the same event said there are a number of challenges faced in the process of democratic consolidation, especially in elections 2018, and ahead of the 2019 election.
The challenges that are so difficult to control are the money factor. Tjahjo said, this money factor is difficult to avoid in a political contest such as elections and elections. This is because both elections and elections currently require political costs or extraordinary political costs.
Whereas those who use money politics to win in contestation, in fact degrade the dignity of the people.
People’s voices and dignity are judged only by food or money which is not worth the price of five years.
Tjahjo added, the use of money politics in elections or elections have a variety of motives. One is the motive of ‘witness money’, registration money, money for TPS, witnesses, and supervision. (Thejakartatimes/EOS/Source: Koran Jakarta)