The Factors that Cause the Low Participation of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Election in the 2019 General Election in Pamurus Urban Village, South Banjarmasin Sub District – Banjarmasin City (Published)
Political participation of the community in elections is very important in the democratic process. In general, the number of voters participating in the 2019 presidential and vice-presidential elections increased from 2014. The increase was from 69.58% to 81%. However, an interesting thing happened in Pamurus Urban Village, Banjarmasin District – the Banjarmasin City. The number of voter participation in the kelurahan can be said to be still low. For this reason, this study aims to identify the factors causing the low number of voter participation in the 2019 presidential and vice-presidential elections in Pamurus Urban Village. This research was conducted using a qualitative method with a descriptive approach. Data collected through interviews, observations, and documentation. Initial informants were selected by purposive sampling technique. Next, it will be determined by “snowball sampling”. The data collected was analyzed using an interactive analysis model consisting of three stages, namely data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusion/verification. The results of this study indicate that the factors causing the low number of voter participation in the 2019 presidential and vice-presidential elections are as follows: (1) internal voter factors, such as the technical and employment issues, and (2) external factors related to administration, socialization, and politics. It is hoped that the results of this study can be utilized for consideration in formulating efforts to increase the number of voter participation in the presidential and vice-presidential elections in 2024.