Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Central Java Voters' Perceptions of Simultaneous Regional Elections 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304801,
        author={Priyatno  Harsasto and Neny  Marlina and Supratiwi  Supratiwi},
        title={Central Java Voters' Perceptions of Simultaneous Regional Elections 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={pandemic safety patronage democracy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304801}
    }
    
  • Priyatno Harsasto
    Neny Marlina
    Supratiwi Supratiwi
    Year: 2021
    Central Java Voters' Perceptions of Simultaneous Regional Elections 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304801
Priyatno Harsasto1,*, Neny Marlina1, Supratiwi Supratiwi1
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: harunosa@yahoo.com

Abstract

This study analyzes people's perceptions of the 2020 simultaneous elections in Central Java. Many cases show that incumbents who come from the winning party of national elections often fail in disaster situations. This happens if voters' perceptions of the national handling of the pandemic are negative. This study will also look at voters' perceptions of implementing health protocols as part of the psychological protection of voters when they exercise their voting rights in a pandemic situation. The patronage democracy system implemented in Indonesia creates incentives for voters to choose candidates from the same party between elections and regional elections. However, the honeymoon period did not last long when the government was deemed unsuccessful in dealing with the pandemic.