International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Voting Behavior of Non-Voters (Golput) in 2008 Gubernatorial Election (Pilgub) of West Java Indonesia
Dr. Nanang Suparman, Dr. Fajar Tri Sakti, Mubarok, M.Si

Abstract
Voting behavior which is voters who do not exercise their voting right called as the white group (gol put) is one of the prominent Indonesia political phenomena today especially since the direct election era of 2004.This study discusses The problem which happened in Sub district of Bandung West Java Province, by taking case in 2008 West Java Gubernatorial Election. The main research question is level of non-voters the white group significant enough?Qualitative approach with data collecting include observation, interviews and documentary study. The results showed that the white group happened in Sub district of Bandung dominated by intellectual groups who’s enough education and think idealist such as university students, businessmen, teachers, and other middle class communities. White group found expressly not to use their election right and it can be seen from voice letter which is illegal. The elements that influence the voting attitude of the white group voter can be seen from the voters apathetic attitude, the element of administrative technical and lack of socialization.

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