Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social-Humanities in Maritime and Border Area, SHIMBA 2022, 18-20 September 2022, Tanjung Pinang, Kep. Riau Province, Indonesia

Research Article

Construction of Electoral Law to Increase The Participation of Coastal Communities in Simultaneous Elections in Indonesia: A Study on Coastal Communities of Kepulauan Riau Province

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-9-2022.2326017,
        author={Dewi  Haryanti and Pery Rahendra Sucipta and Ryan Anggria Pratama},
        title={Construction of Electoral Law to Increase The Participation of Coastal Communities in Simultaneous Elections in Indonesia: A Study on Coastal Communities of Kepulauan Riau Province},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social-Humanities in Maritime and Border Area, SHIMBA 2022, 18-20 September 2022, Tanjung Pinang, Kep. Riau Province, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={SHIMBA},
        year={2022},
        month={12},
        keywords={legal construction coastal communities elections},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-9-2022.2326017}
    }
    
  • Dewi Haryanti
    Pery Rahendra Sucipta
    Ryan Anggria Pratama
    Year: 2022
    Construction of Electoral Law to Increase The Participation of Coastal Communities in Simultaneous Elections in Indonesia: A Study on Coastal Communities of Kepulauan Riau Province
    SHIMBA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-9-2022.2326017
Dewi Haryanti1,*, Pery Rahendra Sucipta1, Ryan Anggria Pratama1
  • 1: Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji
*Contact email: dewiharyanti@umrah.ac.id

Abstract

Every eligible citizen has the right to vote, even if their economic, social, or geographical situation makes it hard for them to do so, as is the case for coastal communities. However, the participation of coastal communities in elections are political right and must be realized by the state, as mandated by the law. This study aims to see what the participation of coastal communities in Bintan and Kota Tanjungpinang Regencies is like and how the concept of reconstruction of the electoral law in increasing the involvement of coastal communities in simultaneous elections in Indonesia. This study is normative legal research with a statutory, moral, and conceptual approach. Findings suggest that the participation of coastal communities in Bintan Regency and Tanjungpinang City only concerns voter participation in exercising their voting rights. Moreover, the regulation of community participation in the electoral law is minimal. So it is necessary to have a concept of electoral law construction to increase the involvement of coastal communities in simultaneous elections in Indonesia by adding rules that provide opportunities to communities, especially coastal communities.