YASIR, et al. A Model of Communication to Empower Fisherman Community in Bengkalis Regency Vote Buying in Lampung Local Election

Robi Cahyadi Kurniawan, Mudiyati Rahmatunnisa, Leo Agustino, Jurusan Ilmu, Pemerintahan Fisip, Universitas Lampung, Universitas Fisip, Padjadajaran, Jurusan Publik, Universitas Sultan, Agengtirtayasa
Vote buying in elections, both for general and local elections is a phenomenon in Indonesian politics. Lampung Province has implemented direct elections simultaneously in December 2015 and February 2017. This study explains that vote buying can change voter choice in three regional head elections in Lampung Province. This study was conducted with the object of research residing in Way Kanan District on July 2014, Pringsewu District in February 2016 and Bandar Lampung City in November 2015. This
more » ... study used a survey approach with stratified random sampling method. The survey conducted on 662 respondents in each county or district and city of object being studied. The results show that voters believe the vote buying will happen in local elections.Voters change their choice if they were given bribes of goods, gifts, money, or provision of a project. This research study on how vote buying can change voting choice of voters.