Thursday, April 9, 2009

Instead of traveling people went to polling station today


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by Charles Roring in Manokwari West Papua - Indonesia


Many Indonesian do not travel long distances today nor take a vacation to remote tourist destination. They prefer to spend their time today by going to polling station. Today Indonesian went to poll stations across the country to cast their ballots for their representatives in local, provincial and national legislative bodies. I also went to the poll station at 5.15 p.m. unfortunately I couldn't cast a ballot letter. The election committee had just run out of ballot paper when I was about 5 meters from the ballot box queuing. I am concerned because I could not use my right as citizen of this country. It was not I alone who could not cast the ballot Paper. According to Mr. Yawa, the chairman of RT, hundreds of people in my neighborhood could not cast their ballot because they were not listed in the DPT or Daftar Pemilih Tetap. I hope, I can still have a chance to cast a ballot paper during the next presidential election. Also read: Traveling and Having Lunch with Friends in Malang and Surabaya; Traveling and Enjoying the Nightlife of Surabaya