In the last 12 months we've had a referendum on the EU, local council elections, mayoral elections – and now we've got a General Election on June 8th.
With American and French presidential elections in the headlines too, kids are likely to start asking questions about what it all means. Explaining elections might feel almost as daunting as explaining the facts of life, but if you keep things simple, kids should quickly grasp the basics of how democracy works.
"I don't think elections are difficult for children to understand," says Ellie Levenson, journalist and author of the children's picture book The Election.
"Children get the concept of people being in charge, be it parents or teachers, and they get the concept of making choices between things, like 'Do I play with this friend or that friend?', 'Have this biscuit or that biscuit?', and it isn't a great leap to put the two together."
The Election uses two friends, Alex and Evie, to illustrate how and why we vote. The story is simple: Alex's family supports the party with stripes, while Evie's party supports the party with spots. The parents go out to campaign for their parties and the two friends ask them how it all works.
Even though only one party finally wins, the two children stay friends. Ellie says she thought this was vital to the conclusion, to get across that "tolerance and acceptance are a crucial part of democracy".
But sharing a story like this with your children is just one way you could try helping your kids understand how an election works. From a family vote for a fun day out to writing letters to your local MP, there are lots of ways you can get the kids involved in democracy.