Biak Numfor Regency General Election Commission (KPU), Papua Province, invited press people in Biak to oversee the voting process of the April 17 2019 simultaneous election which was democratic, peaceful, safe and with integrity.
“Print and electronic media reporters through their information offerings have a major contribution in supporting the implementation of peaceful elections,” said KPU Chair Biak Jackson S. Maryen in Biak, Saturday, responding to the National Press Day (HPN) on February 9, 2019.
Jackson acknowledged, information about the stages of holding the simultaneous elections in 2019 has been widely published by the media so as to help the KPU in disseminating information to the public.
In the 2018 simultaneous regional election, he continued, print and electronic media contributed greatly to improving the education of the implementation of democracy to citizens in freely distributing their voting rights.
The momentum of the February 9 National Press Day, according to Jackson, is expected to be an encouragement for the work of journalists working in Biak Numfor Regency.
“The KPU Biak Numfor ranks congratulate the Biak press people who have supported the news writing to realize the implementation of the peaceful election stage,” he said.
He hopes that journalists working at Biak Numfor can intensify news information about the stages of simultaneous elections on April 17, 2019 so that they can increase voter participation by up to 80 percent.
Until now, the simultaneous election stages in Biak Numfor Regency have been running smoothly according to the schedule of KPU Biak’s activities and programs.