Election management bodies generally bear responsibility for voter education.
- The Electoral Commission should be required by law to provide for a satisfactory and adequately funded voter education programme that helps voters to be acquainted with the voting procedures and other aspects of civic awareness.
- While political parties, civic organizations and even international organizations may contribute to voter/civic education efforts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the government and the election authorities to ensure that voters receive objective and impartial information.
- As with voter registration, a passive government policy, leaving education to political parties, churches and NGOs, may not be sufficient to establish the basic conditions for the conduct of a free and fair election.
- Responsibility for impartial voter education often rests with the EMB, frequently in conjunction with civil society and the media.
- To ensure consistency and quality control, overall responsibility for the co-ordination of civic and voter education should rest with the EMBs.