E-Voting in Indonesia Election: Challenges and Opportunities

    Rosalin Samihardjo ,Murnawan ,Sri Lestari

    Abstract

    The process of General Election cannot be separated from the country which adheres to the principles of democracy in its political life. The acceleration of advances in technology and information has led to a new trend in democracy called digital democracy. This democratic model is referred to as digital democracy which is defined as the use of communication technology to advance public participation in democracy. Through the internet, it is possible for the public to carry out various experiments and communication design innovations when faced with their political representatives regarding the policies being implemented. The development of technology and information has encouraged most election management institutions / bodies in the world to adapt to new technologies with the aim of enhancing a more credible electoral process, one of which is voting through e-voting. This article examines the opportunities   and   challenges   in   implementing   e-voting   in elections in Indonesia. The method used is descriptive with data collection techniques utilizing secondary data through literature review.  From the results of the analysis conducted, it can be concluded that the challenges that may arise from implementing an e-voting system are the large initial costs, human resources, community culture, and issues regarding the security of this system. Meanwhile, the benefits obtained include overcoming the problems that always arise in every Election in Indonesia.  In addition, the benefits that can be obtained include saving costs for implementation, a fast and accurate calculation process and is expected to increase public participation in choosing

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