Voting in The Zone
Bali Divided into Four Separate Campaign Zones for Legislative Elections
The province of Bali will be divided into four separate zones for the coming legislative campaign and elections to be held from March 16, 2014 until April 5, 2014.
The division up of the island into separate zones was agreed recently at a meeting between the Provincial Election Board (KPU-Bali) and the political parties.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Kadek Wirati said in Denpasar on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, “We have given equal schedules and equivalent time allocations for campaigning so the campaign will be seen as fair and just by all participating parties.”
Wirati explained that the nine regencies and metropolitan areas of Bali have been divided into four campaign zones, with every zone encompassing between two to three regencies.
- Zone I includes the city of Denpasar and the regency of Gianyar.
- Zone II includes the regencies of Badung and Tabanan.
- Zone III includes the regencies of Jembrana and Buleleng.
- Zone IV includes the regencies of Bangli, Klungkung and Karangasem.
Meanwhile, candidates for the Regional Representative Council (DPD-RI) will be given chance to campaign. “Five DPD candidate can campaign at the same time in a single regency,” explained Wirati.
KU-Bali hopes that an open and free campaign will run peacefully and its integrity guarded by all concerned. Properly undertaken, KPU-Bali is confident that the democratic process will also prove interesting to visiting tourists coming to the island.
During the period March 28 – April 1, 2014 over the Hindu New Year celebrations Bali will be free of campaign activities as mutually agred by of all the competing political parties.