Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Research Article

The Rationality of Legislative Election 2019 Voters in Bengkulu City In the Post-Truth era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311902,
        author={Evsa Wulan Suri and Yuneva  Yuneva},
        title={The Rationality of Legislative Election 2019 Voters in Bengkulu City In the Post-Truth era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TIC},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={rationality legislative election post-truth},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311902}
    }
    
  • Evsa Wulan Suri
    Yuneva Yuneva
    Year: 2021
    The Rationality of Legislative Election 2019 Voters in Bengkulu City In the Post-Truth era
    TIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311902
Evsa Wulan Suri1,*, Yuneva Yuneva1
  • 1: University of Prof Dr Hazairin SH, Bengkulu, Indonesia
*Contact email: evsawulansuri@gmail.com

Abstract

The Post-truth era affects the rationality of the voters in determining the quality of democracy. There are two types of influencing factors, external and internal. Internal factors include social aspects, intellectual level, economic level, intensity of internet use, and demographic conditions. In contrast, aspects as hoaxes, vote-buying, candidate buying, intimidation, personal branding, political education, the simultaneous electoral system that produces a coattail effect, and the role of institutions/researchers are among the external factors. This study aimed to determine the extent to which awareness of public rationality in the Bengkulu city legislative election contestation in the post-truth era. This research was expected to produce the best of good quality representatives or primus inter pares. The research was conducted in the city of Bengkulu. The target population was the voting community in Bengkulu city, while the reachable population is 3 sub-districts in the electoral area of one city. The research used a cluster sampling by using a proportional stratified random sampling technique with a descriptive qualitative approach with steps using the theory of Miles and Hubermen.