The Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) of West Jakarta is addressing a case of unauthorized political campaigning, a violation that has seen legislative candidate (caleg) banners being illegally installed at the homes of civil servants and within police and military dormitories. The issue, brought to light by Abdul Roup, the Coordinator of the Violation Handling Division of Bawaslu West Jakarta, has seen a swift response from the supervisory agency.
Unwanted Campaign Materials
In the Kebon Jeruk area, legislative candidate banners were reported to have been erected without the consent of homeowners. This unauthorized action is a clear violation of the General Election Commission Regulation (PKPU) Number 20 Article 33, which mandates that campaign materials can only be displayed with the express permission of the homeowner. Following the discovery of this violation, Bawaslu West Jakarta has called on the campaign teams to take down the banners.
In instances where campaign teams have failed to comply with this demand, Bawaslu has sought assistance from the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) to enforce the removal of banners from prohibited areas. The swift action of these organizations underlines their commitment to ensuring a fair and regulated election process.
Roup has emphasized that homeowners, who disagree with the placement of such materials, are fully within their rights to either remove or relocate them without facing any legal repercussions. Furthermore, he encourages citizens who are reluctant to remove unauthorized campaign materials themselves to report the matter to local election supervisors, thereby ensuring compliance with electoral regulations.