Community Participation Regional Head Election for the Regent and Deputy Regent of Deli Serdang Regency in 2018 Study of Phenomenological Participation Theory Authors Boby Indra Prayoga University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia Bambang Satriya University of Merdeka Malang Indonesia Praptining Sukowati University of Merdeka Malang Indonesia DOI: https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2023.V4.2.2 Keywords: Community Participation, Election of Regional Heads, Phenomenological Participation Theory, Qualitative research Abstract This study aims to analyze the extent of community participation in Deli Serdang district in the implementation of the 2018 regional head election and to analyze the factors that encourage and hinder or become obstacles for the community in Deli Serdang Regency in carrying out or participating, in using their voting rights in regional head elections. The method used in studying the phenomenon of community participation (phenomenological) is a qualitative research method. The results of this study are first, the public perceives regional elections as rah-rah (spending funds); no benefit; not thinking about the fate of the people; and people's aspirations are not accommodated, tend to be manipulative. Second, background and basic considerations used as justification for people's attitude not to proceed in Pilkada or not to vote alias Gol-Put is because they do not know the candidates closely; socialization that was less than optimal and he called the Pilkada as something oriented solely to position, while their aspirations were never accommodated and their aspirations paid attention to over the entire Pilkada process. Downloads Pdf How to Cite Boby Indra Prayoga, Bambang Satriya, & Praptining Sukowati. (2023). Community Participation Regional Head Election for the Regent and Deputy Regent of Deli Serdang Regency in 2018: Study of Phenomenological Participation Theory. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, DOI: 10.47505/IJRSS, 4(2), 8–17. https://doi.org/10.47505/IJRSS.2023.V4.2.2 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 4 No. 2: IJRSS February-2023 Section Articles License Copyright (c) 2023 Boby Indra Prayoga, Bambang Satriya, Praptining Sukowati This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.