Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

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

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293081,
        author={Neny  Marlina and Lusia  Astrika},
        title={Public Participation in 2018 Pemalang Simultaneous Village Head Election by e-Voting System},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IISS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={political participation socialization e-voting},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293081}
    }
    
  • Neny Marlina
    Lusia Astrika
    Year: 2020
    Public Participation in 2018 Pemalang Simultaneous Village Head Election by e-Voting System
    IISS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293081
Neny Marlina1,*, Lusia Astrika1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
*Contact email: nenymarlina@live.undip.ac.id

Abstract

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.