The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) said on Thursday the ballot papers for the Feb. 15 gubernatorial election had finished being printed. The total number of ballot papers printed reached 7,292,619, which included 7,108,589 ballots for the fixed-voters list (DPT), an additional 2.5 percent of ballots for each polling station and an extra 2,000 for reserve. KPU Jakarta head Sumarno said that the ballots, which were printed by PT Adi Perkasa, in Makassar, South Sulawesi, a company which earlier won the printing tender, were still on their way via sea freight to KPU Jakarta.
“We hope to receive the ballots by the end of this week. We’ve targeted to distribute the ballots to KPU branches in five municipalities by the end of January,” Sumarno told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
… He also ensured that the ballots could not be duplicated because they had been printed with a special micro-printed text. “The ballots contain micro text that can only be read by us. We will know if people try to duplicate the ballots,” he said. (evi)