STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ABSTENTIONS IN THE 2024 BEKASI LOCAL ELECTION

  • Alya Septianingrum Program Studi Ilmu Pemerintahan, Universitas Islam “45” Bekasi
  • Ainur Rofieq Program Studi Ilmu Pemerintahan, Universitas Islam “45” Bekasi
Keywords: Strategy KPU, Local Election, Abstentions

Abstract

The General Elections Commission (KPU) as the organizer of the Local Election (Pilkada) has developed
and prepared a strategy to reduce the number of abstentions in the 2024 Bekasi City Election. In the
previous regional elections, there were still many Bekasi City people who did not exercise their voting
rights (golput) and community participation had not reached the national target of 77.5%. For this
reason, the Bekasi City KPU has developed a strategy so that the regional elections in 2024 will have a
low abstention rate. The purpose of this study is to analyze the KPU strategy for reducing the number
of abstentions in the 2024 Local Election in Bekasi City. The research methodology uses the
constructivism paradigm with qualitative research methods accompanied by a case study approach. The
data collection techniques are through observation, in-depth interviews, literature studies, and
documentation, as well as informant retrieval by purposive sampling. The results of the study stated
that the KPU strategy in reducing the number of abstentions in the 2024 regional elections was by the
desired strategy consisting of targets, policies, and plans to be realized. Based on the strategy realized,
the Bekasi City KPU has realized several activities, one of which is by carrying out socialization and
voter education in schools. This was done to increase public awareness of the importance of participating
in using their voting rights in the 2024 local elections.

Published
2023-12-26