A polling station in Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya, capital of East Java, proved to be hit when organizers set up an Avengers theme. According to Agence France-Presse, election officials dressed up as superheroes such as Spider-man and Thor and helped voters cast their ballots.
Andilio, the chief of the polling station, said the move was meant to motivate millennials and first-time voters to show up and vote.
He also hoped that the costumes would motivate his staff to serve voters as the characters would do, specifically to safeguard democracy and ensure a safe, peaceful, smooth process.
Staff at polling stations throughout the country were allowed to wear whatever they chose as long as they did not endorse any presidential candidates.
In Sumatra, officials appointed three endangered Sumatran elephants as mascots to attract voters as well as to raise awareness about the plummeting numbers of these animals in the wild.