BANDUNG - Commissioner of West Java KPU Division Socialization and Public Participation Relations, Nina Yuningsih explained, the level
voter participation in Pilgub Jabar 2013 only 63 percent. Although KPU does not really know the term golput because the official term is not using the right to vote.
"How big the number of voters or about 37 percent who did not vote or golput," said Nina told reporters in Bandung, Monday (5/2/2018).
Nina reveals the number that does not choose, can be greater than the achievement of the winner. Therefore all voters must take the time to vote in the polling station.
"Even if the potential leaders are considered inadequate, then choose one of them the best," said Nina.
He emphasized the need for political education in order to avoid transactional democracy.
"Be smart voters, that is understand the nature of the election, realize the importance of the election, identify candidates, make sure to vote legally, and supervise the performance of candidates after elected," he concluded. (MAT)