Jakarta KPU Will Socialize e-Voting Use
Posted: Apr 17, 2012
Category: Latest News
The Jakarta General Elections Commission will socialize the voting system in the type of e-voting (voting electronic) despite the implementation of 2012 Regional Head Election (pemilukada) does not use it. Moreover, it is in line with the program of Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT).
Head of Jakarta KPU Dahliah Umar said 5 out of 44 sub-districts will be introduced with e-voting. “Perhaps, the simulation will be started next May,” said Dahliah Umar, at Jakarta KPU office, Jl Budi Kemulian, Gambir, Central Jakarta, Tuesday (4/17).
Based on KPU’s rule, e-voting use has not been able to be used despite Constitutional Court allows using e-voting system as voting method in pemilu. Yet, its use will not be applied for the upcoming pemilukada. “We’ll support e-voting system someday, it can be applied in pemilu in Indonesia,” he stated.
Dahliah assessed that e-voting system can reduce pemilu’s budget in terms of pressing the procurement of ballot and officer. Besides, calculation results can be more accurate. “We intend to cooperate with BPPT for e-voting implementation,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, Director of Center for Information Technology and Communication for BPPT Hammam Riza acknowledged the socialization and simulation of e-voting was already done in some places such as Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and State Electricity Company (PLN). He hopes the pilot project is needed for national activity in testing e-voting due to it is expected can be applied in 2014 pemilu.
Therefore, his side admitted they want to take chance in Jakarta to apply e-voting system. Yet, there are still problems more than on its technology aspect. “E-voting system is equipped with touch screen, and all systems can fulfill all rules. The principles such as luber (direct, general, free and confidential) and jurdil (fair) can be maintained and also applied on e-voting system later,” explained Hamman.