1,200 Denpasar Police on Duty During Governor's Race.
925 Polling Stations in Bali's Capital to Be Guarded by Police to Ensure Smooth and Democratic Elections Process.
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The city of Denpasar will deploy 1,200 personnel to ensure the coming race for the governorship of Bali on July 9, 2008 goes smoothly. The contingent of 1,200 Balinese police officers from the Denpasar precinct represent two-thirds of the 1801 police personnel assigned to the Island's capital.
The Denpasar officers will be distributed across 925 polling stations in the capital and will be placed on continuous duty starting from 5 days prior to election day.
A police spokesman told Tempo Interaktif that the remaining one-third of Denpasar's constabulary would be on stand-by, ready for immediate deployment if the situation demanded.
In anticipation of the election, intelligence officers from the Denpasar police have identified polling places meriting additional security with only 96 of the 925 polling places rated as "safe," 829 as "sensitive" and 518 more as "extremely sensitive."
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