People asked to supervise vote recapitulation

People asked to supervise vote recapitulation

Ketua KPU, Husni Kamil Manik (ANTARA FOTO/Yudhi Mahatma)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The General Elections Commission (KPU) Chairman Husni Kamil Manik has sought public help for supervising the stage-wise recapitulation of the presidential election.

"The Polling Committee (PPS) will today (Thursday) commence the recapitulation of votes at the village level until July 12. We offer a wide opportunity to the public to take part in the recapitulation process," the KPU chairman stated here on Thursday.

Apart from that, the KPU is also open to civil organizations and election activists to help in monitoring the recapitulation process.

Husni assured the public that the KPU and its rank and file will work professionally in carrying out its recapitulation task until the announcement of the election winner on July 22, 2014.

After the stage of polling and vote counting at polling stations on Wednesday (July 9), commencing Thursday, the PPS will carry out tiered recapitulation at the village, sub-district, district/municipality, and provincial levels.

The tiered recapitulation began on Thursday at the village level and will last for three days until Saturday.

The recapitulation will further be carried out at the sub-district level for three days until July 15, 2014. The process will be continued by the local KPU at the district level from July 16 to July 17 and at the provincial level between July 20 and July 22.

Indonesian citizens flocked to polling stations to vote for a new president for the 2014-2019 term of office on Wednesday.

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

The total number of eligible voters included 2,038,711 overseas voters who cast their votes three to four days ahead of the nationwide 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 who pairs with Jusuf Kalla.

The winning pair will be officially inaugurated as the countrys seventh president and vice president in October 2014.