What level of knowledge makes for a well informed voter? What is the minimum level of knowledge about America, the world, history, government, science, philosophy, etc. you would want from every voter.
Do we start with memorizing the constitution or is that too much?
I believe a political literacy test to vote is impractical due to the concentration of power given to those that write and administer such a test. The opportunity to benefit from the abuse of such a test is too great. Even if we cannot require it we can strive to raise the level of political literacy voluntarily. The exercise is to determine what is relevant political literacy.
It might be nice to do something like remove the “R” and “D” next to the names of the candidates. Along with randomizing the order (so the green or libertarian or whatever could be first). Make people either know who it is they want to vote for or go totally random.
Sure, those are great things to know, but I don’t believe that being knowledgeable about those topics has any impact on your (in)capability of making a reasoned choice for a candidate. Being an informed voter is based on the platforms of the actual individual candidates, which requires doing some reading/watching news for each election cycle.
And since I don’t think there is a fair way to measure/threshold that knowledge, informed voter requirements are a lost cause.