Making Voter Education a Pillar of Democracy in the Philippines

This policy brief outlines some of the advantages and challenges associated with voter education initiatives. Firstly, it underscores the benefits of having a sustained and effective voter education program that can give rise to an informed and intelligent electorate. Secondly, it provides an overview description of selected voter education initiatives in the Philippines. Lastly, citing a few best practices in other countries, it discusses some steps that can be taken towards institutionalizing an effective voter education campaign.

The UP CIDS Policy Brief Series features short reports, analyses, and commentaries on issues of national significance and aims to provide research-based inputs for public policy. The views and opinions expressed in this policy brief are those of the author/s and neither reflect nor represent those of the University of the Philippines or the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies. UP CIDS policy briefs are not for quotation or reprinting without permission from the author/s and the Center.

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