Michael G. SheppardThe electorate and their voters are absolute cornerstones of democracy. The formal action, whereby the public selects a choice between two or more candidates is a powerful tool that can be used to grant liberty, justice, and freedom.

It’s so important that young people have an awareness of what a vote can do. The onus may be on parents and teachers to teach these things, but some organizations do this as well. Read on to learn the names of some of these organizations:

MassVOTE | MassVOTE promotes active political participation, builds civic coalitions, and eases access to the electoral process, making registration and votes more accessible.

Voto Latino | Voto Latino is a pioneering organization focused on civic media.They’re mainly driven to offer innovative digital campaigns that empower Latino youth. They host 200+ local events each year, and they have volunteers available across 25 college campuses. They’ve identified that there are 27.3 million eligible Latino voters, comprising 11.9 percent of all eligible voters.

Rock the Vote | Rock the Vote is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that’s missioned to “to engage and build the political power of young people.” The organization speaks to the political power of young people. For nearly three full decades, Rock the Vote is one of the first organizations to use technology, pop culture, art, music and more to push young people to utilize their collective political power to create change. They register voters online, in community centers, and on campuses, granting access to democracy. They’ve raised awareness for important issues and pioneer innovative ways to register others.

Project Vote | Project Vote’s mission is to build an electorate, which speaks to America’s diverse citizenship. They help eligible citizens to register, vote, and cast a ballot. They use advocacy, technical assistance, and litigation to enable their goals.

Vote Smart | Vote Smart advertises “free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.” Since 1988, the nonpartisan organization has helped with voter registration, provided insight on political issues, offered a calendar of important election dates, and offered full list offices and government officials.

What are the names of some other organizations that work to educate the public and get them to vote?