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KPU Blitar District Holds Socialization on Independent Candidate Nomination for 2024 Regent and Vice Regent Elections

The Blitar District General Election Commission (KPU) organized a Socialization on the Nomination Registration of Independent Candidate Pairs for the regent and vice regent elections in Blitar in 2024. The event took place at the Cafe Hall in Kampung Coklat, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, and was attended by participants from political parties, social organizations, and relevant government agencies.

Ibrahim Mukti, SH, the Commissioner of KPU in the technical field, conveyed that independent candidates could run for regent and vice regent with the condition of being able to gather support from 7.5% of the total number of Permanent Voter List (DPT), which amounts to 71,766 for Blitar District.

The socialization event aimed to inform potential candidates about the procedures and requirements for running as independent candidates in the upcoming elections. It provided a platform for participants to understand the intricacies of the nomination process and the legal framework governing independent candidacy.

During the event, Ibrahim Mukti emphasized the significance of independent candidates in promoting diversity and representation in local governance. He stated that independent candidacy allows individuals with genuine commitment and innovative ideas to participate in the democratic process, contributing to the development and progress of the region.

The participation of representatives from political parties, social organizations, and government agencies underscored the collaborative effort in ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process. It reflected the commitment of various stakeholders to uphold democratic principles and promote inclusivity in the electoral system.

The socialization also highlighted the role of civil society organizations and community leaders in mobilizing support for independent candidates. By engaging with grassroots networks and community-based initiatives, independent candidates can effectively reach out to a diverse range of constituents and garner widespread support for their candidacy.

Furthermore, the event emphasized the importance of adhering to electoral regulations and ethical standards throughout the campaign period. Participants were reminded of the need to conduct their campaigns responsibly, respecting the rights of other candidates and adhering to the principles of fair competition.

In addition to providing information on the nomination process, the socialization event served as a platform for networking and collaboration among potential candidates and stakeholders. It facilitated discussions on key issues facing the Blitar District and allowed participants to exchange ideas and perspectives on how to address them effectively.

As the electoral process progresses, the KPU Blitar District remains committed to ensuring a transparent, inclusive, and credible election. Through continuous engagement with stakeholders and the public, the commission aims to uphold the integrity of the electoral process and safeguard the principles of democracy.

In conclusion, the Socialization on the Nomination Registration of Independent Candidate Pairs for the 2024 regent and vice regent elections in Blitar District provided valuable insights and guidance for potential candidates. By fostering collaboration and dialogue among stakeholders, the event contributed to the promotion of a vibrant and participatory democratic process in the region.