MEETING THE RIGHTS OF DIFFABLE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION OF THE REGENT AND VICE REGENT OF KUPANG REGENCY IN 2018
d several major issues. In this research, however, the main issue discussed is a decision taken by Kupang
Regency Election Commission (KPU) as a state representation in promoting the principle of fair justice to the
political rights of people with disabilities (the diffable). This research aims to find out the steps taken by KPU of
Kupang Regency in seeking to empower the rights and participation of diffable in the regency. The research
method used in this study was empirical, using interview techniques that were carried out to get information
from the respondents who took part in electing the Regent and Vice Regent of Kupang Regency in 2018. This
research was carried out in Kupang Regency related to the provision of accessibility to elections for persons
with disabilities and the constraints they faced in fulfilling theirrights in the election, including internal and
external factors that influence them. Internal factors are the reasons for voters not to use their voting rights in
elections originating from themselves including technical, knowledge and occupational reasons, while external
factors are factors originating from outside the voters themselves which result in voters not using their voting
rights, namely, socialization, socio-economic factors, and political factors. Based on the results of the research
it can be concluded that the KPU of Kupang Regency has fulfilled the rights of the diffable to participate in the
election, but there needs to be an increase in the provision of information dissemination and political education
from village upto sub-district levels.
Keywords: fulfillment of rights, elections and persons with disabilities.
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