Constitutional Right to Vote for People with Mental Disorders (PMWD) with Case Study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Keywords:constitutional rights; right to vote; people with mental disorder
The right to vote as one of the constitutional rights is certainly in favor of all Indonesian citizens, including
those who suffer mental disorders. The Constitutional Court through the Constitutional Court Verdict Number
135/PUU-XIII/2015 has stated people with mental disorders, as long as their condition is not permanent,
they can vote. However, this verdict has the potential to violate the constitutional rights of the citizen. This
research location will be carried out in the Special Region of Yogyakarta where it is one of the provinces
with the largest mental disorder communities in Indonesia. This research uses a normative juridical method
and focusing on literature studies as its main sources. This research will conclude about the method used
by people with mental disorders to access their right to vote. Furthermore, it will also explain the extent to
which the Constitutional Court’s decision has an impact on patients with psychiatric disorders in the Special
Province of Yogyakarta.
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