Public Participation in 2018 Pemalang Simultaneous Village Head Election by e-Voting System

Marlina, Neny and Astrika, Lusia (2020) Public Participation in 2018 Pemalang Simultaneous Village Head Election by e-Voting System. In: IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia.

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The purpose of the study is to analyze the efforts in increasing public participation in the 2018 Pemalang simultaneous village head elections, which was conducted by the e-voting mechanism. The implementation of village head election by the e-voting system in Pemalang regency was the first implementation of using fingerprints. The election through the e-voting system is a new mechanism for the implementation in the village head election. Moreover, when the rural location comes into consideration, the system is interesting to be seen as a form of innovation as well as a challenge for the government to increase public participation. The research employs the theory of public participation and political socialization together with qualitative research method. The impediment in the shifting of the village head election system from a manual system to the e-voting system turned out providing a different picture for the 172 villages that were implementing the system. The implementation of simultaneous village head election through e-voting system-generated different responses in the community due to the different village conditions. In addition, there was also institutional strengthening in the various related institutions, starting from the regency level down to the village level, which supports the implementation of the 2018 Pemalang simultaneous village head election.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: political participation socialization e-voting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 19:22
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 19:22

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