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's new office is located at 1335 East West Highway, Suite 4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
EAC’s 2012 election report with datasets on the ability of civilian, military and overseas citizens to successfully cast a ballot
U.S. citizens can use the Form to register to vote, update registration information due to a name change, address change, or to register with a political party.
EAC’s voting system certification program eliminates duplicative testing and saves election officials time and resources. This is the first time the federal government has offered these services to the states.
EAC's Election Management Guidelines and Quick Start Guides help state and local officials to effectively manage and administer elections, complementing the technical standards for voting equipment.
Updated in 2011, the Guide answers questions about voting, includes a voter’s checklist and, contact information for each state election office.
Access state election Web sites, which include voter guides, registration information and deadlines, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations. Contact Your State.
The Exchange is a network that helps election officials connect and share best practices and knowledge. Sign up or explore the database of practitioners ready to serve as a friendly sounding board for your ideas, big or small. Together we can build a community resource that will save us time and make us more effective. Participation is limited to current and former U.S. election officials, but the content is available to the general public. Enter the Exchange.
Learn what steps you should take to ensure your voter registration is current for the next federal election. EAC's frequently asked questions on voter registration and moving cover a variety of circumstances, from recently relocated college students to those moving due to a foreclosure. Read more
The EAC Web site is a national clearinghouse of information on election administration, from voting system testing and certification to data on how Americans voted in recent federal elections. Find information through the navigation bar or our new search tool.
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Learn more about EAC's Voting System Testing and Certification Program by watching this video.
Before the next election, be familiar with the voting process in your State. The following tips from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission may help enhance your voting experience. See Voting Tips
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Access hundreds of commonly requested EAC reports and resources, from Election Management Guidelines to data on voter turnout, registration, and military and overseas voters.
Watch live and on-demand webcasts of EAC public meetings.
EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more
EAC's voting materials in 11 languages make voting more accessible to people with limited English proficiency. Our resources also help states make voting more accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more
EAC's map of voting systems shows which jurisdictions are using EAC-certified systems. View the map
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EAC's Election update blog posts summarize the elections and deadlines for 2014.