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It's Polling Day in Bali on May 4, 2010

Police Take Steps to Ensure Security During Bali-Wide Elections for Village Chiefs on May 4, 2010.

(5/1/2010) Beritabali.com reports that Bali's police are preparing security measures to ensure a smooth transaction of elections across the island to select village chiefs to be held on May 4, 2010. The measure put in pace by the police include both standard security measures and other steps to limit the influence of money politics.

Police are on duty at local markets and other busy areas, threatening to arrest anyone trying to recruit "supporters" through cash payments. Those apprehended will be investigated rigorously to determine the party or parties behind any payment to influence voters or stir public unrest.

In total, 1050 law enforcement personnel from various divisions have been deployed with even more officers assigned to supervise security at 893 voting polls in Denpasar, Sanur, Kuta and Nusa Dua.