Surabaya – As many as 19 regencies and cities in East Java Province will carry out simultaneous regional elections in 2020. The 19 regions consist of three cities, namely, Surabaya, Blitar, and Pasuruan. Then 16 districts include Banyuwangi, Blitar, Malang, Ngawi, Mojokerto, Sumenep, Trenggalek, Tuban, Lamongan, Ponorogo, Pacitan, Sidoarjo, Jember, Situbondo, Gresik, and Kediri.
“The East Java Provincial Government will encourage regional governments to prepare budgetary needs through PAK (Change of Financial Budget) this year or pure Regional Budget (APBD) next year. This is so that the funds needed by the organizers, both the KPU, Bawaslu, and the security budget by the police and the military are available as needed, “said Head of the East Java Regional Government Administration and Autonomy Bureau, Indah Wahyuni, in a press release received Wednesday (12/06) 2019) night.
Regarding the simultaneous regional election in 2020, his party around the upcoming Agutsus 2019 will immediately disseminate to all relevant parties in the regions that will hold the simultaneous local election. Namely with the KPU, Bawaslu, Polres, Dandim, Bakesbang and the local district / city government. In addition to encouraging budget readiness, the East Java Provincial Government will also form a Pilkada Desk to monitor the implementation of regional elections as well as facilitate, if there are obstacles in the region.
“After 2020 Simultaneous Local Election, East Java will return to face the Simultaneous Regional Election of 2024. Starting from Pileg, Pilpres, and Pilkada. So far or not there have been changes in laws and regulations that regulate elections simultaneously, “he said.
He added, from the 19 regions that held simultaneous regional elections in East Java, none of the regions needed regents (mayors) or mayors. Because, the term of office of 19 heads of the region will only end in 2021.
“The inauguration is also only done in 2021. So, there is no need for officials to take part in the simultaneous regional elections later,” he said.