Voter education is a way to improve the voting process and encourage citizens in a democracy to vote responsibly. It can be done through voter registration drives, presentations, or providing information about candidates and issues on ballots. The goal of voter education is not only for people to have knowledge about who they are voting for but also how their votes will affect other aspects of society.
The necessity of these programs has been emphasized by recent events such as the 2016 United States Presidential Election where many voters were misinformed about what was going on with the candidates’ policies and pasts. Voter education provides an opportunity for people to understand all sides of an issue so they can make informed decisions when it comes time to cast their ballot at polling stations across America.