The Factors Affecting the Behavior of Abstain Voters in Governor Election

Tatik Rohmawati

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The study aims to determine the factors that affect the behavior of abstain voters in the election of governor. The governor election is a concrete manifestation of the local Democratic Party. In the election of governor, there is voter behavior that does not exist. The focus in this paper is on the factors that influence the behavior of abstain voters in the election for the Governor of West Java. The paper is the result of research using qualitative methods. The author acts as a research instrument. The data collection methods used include observation, interviews and documentation studies. The focus of the analysis of the research results shows that the factors that influence the behavior of abstain voters in the governor election are, among others, administrative factors, like not receiving an invitation letter, or not obtaining a voter card. Second, technical or individual factors, namely at work, having personal needs at the time of election, and the third is political factors, namely that the election is useless in improving a better life. The conclusions of this study include first, apathy, which is not compatible with existing candidate pairs, the reason is because they are not local sons but from other regions and are party choices. Second, do not believe in government, because they will not pay attention to and improve their daily needs for the voters. Third, the lack of socialization of the election for governor from the West Java KPU.

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