A fire gutted an elections logistics warehouse in Koto XI Tarusan district, South Pesisir, West Sumatra, at around 1pm on Monday, destroying several boxes of ballots.
South Pesisir General Elections Commission (KPU South Pesisir) commissioner Epaldi Bahar said that 10 boxes were destroyed.
"At the time of the incident, there were 785 boxes of ballots. Officers at the site managed to save 775 boxes but could not save the remaining 10," Epaldi told The Jakarta Post on Monday, adding that the KPU would leave it to the local police to investigate the cause of the fire.
KPU South Pesisir will also hold a meeting with the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) and political parties to discuss the incident as they have copies of the C1 poll tally forms, according to Epaldi.
South Pesisir Police chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Fery Herlambang said the police were currently investigating the incident to determine the cause of the fire.