The literature is divided on the impact of information about performance in service delivery on voting behaviour. While some authors find that performance information has an impact on voter behaviour, others find that it has no impact on the reelection of incumbents. The literature on the impact of performance in service delivery on voting behaviour in Indonesia is also divergent.
In regards to the impact of information about performance on incumbent electability and voting behaviour. The literature looks at a number of different types of information, including report cards, radio broadcasts, and public meetings. On the topic of past performance and anticipated performance on voting behaviour in Indonesia, much of the data on voting behaviour in Indonesia looks at the population as a whole. However, Aspinall and Mietzner (2010, p. 15) note that it is difficult to make generalisations about local politics in Indonesia. Other factors that impact voting behaviour in Indonesia were shown in an Asia Foundation survey of voting behaviour in Indonesia (2013). These included education, gender, religion and candidate personality.