EAC maintains the National Mail Voter Registration Form, which voters can use to register to vote and update their registration information. The form is available in seven languages.
EAC also provides voter guides in 11 languages and a variety of links to helpful resources for voters relating to registration, military and overseas voting, accessibility, and volunteering as a poll worker.
HAVA mandates that EAC accredit voting system test laboratories and certify voting equipment, marking the first time the federal government has offered these services to the states.
EAC is committed to running the program in a transparent manner, releasing voting system test plans and reports for the public to review and posting detailed information about the voluntary voting system guidelines, program policies, and related correspondence.
One of EAC's top priorities is providing assistance to election officials. We do this by issuing guidance, advisories and best practices to help officials comply with the Help America Vote Act and make other election administration improvements and enhancements.
EAC administers federal funding to improve the administration of U.S. elections as authorized by the Help America Vote Act. The commission also manages discretionary, competitive grant programs authorized by HAVA, including the HAVA College Program to recruit college students to serve as poll workers and the HAVA Mock Election Program, which supports activities to educate secondary students in the electoral process.
EAC is responsible under the Help America Vote Act for collecting information about election administration issues and sharing that information with Congress, election officials and the public.
This section contains completed research and reports commissioned by EAC, information about EAC research in progress, and additional elections research issued by other organizations. Datasets are also available to download.
Voters can use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register to vote, update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address, or register with a political party.
The National Form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your state election office. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the national form.
Election results may not be official for weeks. Learn about canvassing and certifying elections, provisional ballots, audits, and recounts. Thousands of election officials across America are working to complete the 2015 results while preparing for 2016
The United States Election Assistance Commission announced the hiring of a new Executive Director and General Counsel for the agency today. Read more.
On October 29, 2002, the Help America Vote Act was signed into law to make sweeping reforms to the nation's voting process and addresses improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election. Read more.
Commissioners commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and explore ways to make voting more accessible for individuals with disabilities
EAC hosted a two day summit to discuss how good data can help elections run better. You can watch the full length webcasts for both days and the individual "Summit Talk" segments
EAC has released a report with the most comprehensive set of data regarding election administration across the United States
EAC’s technical committee discussed work on the next generation of standards used to test America’s voting systems. This follows commission approval of revisions to the decade-old voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG) on March 31
Watch the Webcast! Commissioners approved updates to the standards used to test America’s voting systems at the March 31 public meeting.
Many states offer online voter registration. Select Your State to access state voter registration forms, registration deadlines, voter guides, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations.
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EAC Hires New Executive Director & General Counsel
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From registering to vote through casting a ballot on election day, informed voters are empowered voters. Before the next election, be familiar with the voting process in your State. See EAC's Voter Tips & FAQs
EAC's accessibility research and development on transformative technologies and approaches helps states make voting more accessible to people with disabilities. EAC's voting materials in 11 languages help election officials provide translated voting materials at a lower cost. Learn more
Watch live and on-demand webcasts of EAC public meetings.
EAC's map of voting systems shows which jurisdictions are using EAC-certified systems. View the map
EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track...