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.
EAC commemorates the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by highlighting 26 accomplishments in the effort to make voting more accessible for individuals with disabilities
Domestic non military voters should mail their ballot at least one week prior to election day to account for any unforeseen events or weather issues and to allow for timely receipt by election officials. For more information, click here.
EAC extends support for the country’s first National Disability Voter Registration Week July 11-15, 2016. For more information, click here.
Click here to watch the webcast of election officials, voting experts and language officials to highlight methods to provide information to American voters whose primary language is other than English.
EAC meets to discuss how jurisdictions can best reduce wait times for voters, deploy limited resources and recruit more people to work at the polls on Election Day.
Commissioners held a public hearing about accessible voting with election administrators and voters with disabilities regarding their voting experiences as officials prepare for the 2016 elections.
EAC has a new video webisode that’s part of a project to help ensure vote by mail ballots are delivered and counted in the 2016 election. View the webisode
Here election administrators can find popular resources and shared approaches for how best to inform voters, advocates and the media about state election laws and procedures, voting technology, accessibility, contingency planning and more. Click BeReady16 for information resources on:
Vote by mail has become an essential element of voting in America, especially for U.S. citizens away from home like our military and overseas voters. See the first of EAC’s new 2016 webisode series, How to Make Sure Your Vote by Mail Ballots Count.
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EAC's map of voting systems shows which jurisdictions are using EAC-certified systems. View the map
Summit on Language Access in Elections
Join us for a convening on the importance of language access in the 2016 elections and bey...
Commissioners will meet to release a 2016 Election Worker Guidebook. Commissioners will b...
EAC Board of Advisors Meeting
The EAC Board of Advisors will meet in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 9:00 A.M. – ...
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.
With each election, millions of Americans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy - our election process. EAC encourages those interested in becoming election workers at the polls on election day to learn more about what is required and how to sign up to work with your local election official. Find out how to participate in Your State.
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.
EAC and NIST welcome you to get involved with the next iteration of voting system guidelines. Public working groups have been created as a public/private partnership to inform and define the guidelines. To learn more or join a working group, click here.
EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track...
EAC's Election update blog posts summarize the elections and deadlines for...
We need your help! On Friday, July 29th, EAC Chair Thomas Hicks and FVAP Director Matt Boehmer will sit down to discuss UOCAVA voting. They hope to...
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