"Election supervisors are at the forefront in determining the quality of an election,"
Manokwari (ANTARA) - The General Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) of West Papua Province will deploy a total of 3,005 officers to supervise the 2024 General Elections on February 14, 2024.

Head of West Papua Bawaslu Elias Idie stated in Manokwari District on Friday that the agency would field 258 officers to the sub-district level, 824 officers to the village-level, and 1,923 officers to polling stations.

He noted that all the officers would be tasked with overseeing the implementation of the festival of democracy in seven districts of West Papua Province, namely Manokwari, South Manokwari, Pegunungan Arfak, Teluk Bintuni, Teluk Wondama, Kaimana, and Fakfak.

"Election supervisors are at the forefront in determining the quality of an election," he stated.

Idie then remarked that his office had been maintaining close coordination with regional governments, the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI), National Police (Polri), religious figures, traditional figures, youths, and political parties in a bid to pave the way for peaceful elections.

"Let us all collaborate to monitor the voting and counting stages of the 2024 General Elections to make it a successful and quality festival of democracy," he stated.

He also said that the West Papua Bawaslu had held a roll call for all supervisory officers to ensure their readiness to avert likely violations during the elections.

"We aim to anticipate any matters that can trigger conflicts during the elections," Idie explained.

Present during the roll call, Commander of the XVIII Kasuari Military Regional Command Major General Ilyas Alamsyah Harahap called on all election supervisors to uphold integrity to prevent any forms of election violations.

"Please, carry out your duties with the utmost efforts. By supervising the elections, you will take part in determining the future of this nation," he told the officers.

Chief of the Papua Regional Police Inspector General Johnny Eddizon Isir, among others, also attended the roll call.
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