Jakarta (Antara News) - Chief of the Indonesian Police General Sutarman has said that his personnel are still doing their utmost to distribute logistics of the presidential election 2014 in Papuas remote areas despite bad weather.

"Based on the monitoring this morning, several Papuan areas which are difficult to reach include Yahukimo District. Yesterday afternoon, 15 polling stations did not receive the logistics because the distribution efforts were hampered by bad weather," Sutarman said here on Wednesday.

The police chief, however, said that he would do the best to make sure that the logistics to arrive in the areas today at noon.

"Four planes are made ready to help distribute the logistics, and our personnel are standby to guard it. This morning, the Papua police chief reported that the weather is fine, so hopefully the logistics could be distributed this morning," he said.

The Police will also incessantly monitor the situation during the implementation of the presidential election throughout the country.

In the capital city, the Jakarta Police deployed 22,101 personnel, supported by 7,300 military personnel and 65,820 civilian security officers to secure 32,910 polling stations.

Indonesians flocked to polling stations across the country to cast their votes for the presidential election on Wednesday that started at 07.00 am local time.

According to Indonesias KPU, a total of 190,307,134 eligible voters have been registered for the presidential election on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, with 486,866 polling stations set up across the archipelago.

The total number of eligible voters includes 2,038,711 overseas voters who cast their votes four to three days ahead of the nation-wide polling day.

The presidential election is being contested by two pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates - Prabowo Subianto with Hatta Rajasa as his running mate, and Joko Widodo (Jokowi) who pairs with Jusuf Kalla.

The winning pair will be officially inaugurated as the countrys seventh president in October 2014. (*)

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