Split Ticket Voting: Menumbuhkan Kegairahan Politik Lokal?

Ratri Istania
Journal article Jurnal Borneo Administrator • 2009 Indonesia


The Constitutional Court decisions upon majority vote in the election for legislative candidate replaces the traditional ballot system. Many political observers predict the application of majority vote might cause an increase of split-ticket voting in the 2009 election, especially for house of representative election. Though, split ticket voting is not unique to Indonesian election case, it seems to be a good alternative to create more vibrant local politics. Moreover, Paramadina University Rector, Anies Baswedan (2008), said, “split ticket voting will also enhance the development of local democracy [in which] a voter can choose their legislative candidate from different political party affiliation for each government level. [For example], a voter can choose the candidate from A political party for national legislative body (DPR). A candidate from B political party is choosen for provincial level legislative body (DPRD provinsi). And a candidate from C political party is for kabupaten legislative body (DPRD kabupaten).” However, this positive image of split- ticket voting has not been accompanied by sufficient analysis on its impact to local politics.




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