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Advisory Boards

HAVA requires the formation of a 37-member Board of Advisors and a 110-member Standards Board to assist EAC in carrying out its mandates under the law. HAVA Section 221 calls for establishing a Technical Guidelines Development Committee to assist EAC in developing Voluntary Voting System Guidelines. All of these governing boards provide valuable input and expertise in the formation of guidance and policy.

MEMO: Activity Suspension for EAC Standards Board & Board of Advisors (no longer in effect)

 

Election Related Acronyms & Phrases

Acronym

Name

Access Board

Architectural and Transportation Barrier Compliance Board

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

DOJ

Department of Justice

EAC

Election Assistance Commission

EAVS

Election Administration & Voting Survey

EC

Election Center

EMGs

Election Management Guidelines

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FVAP

Federal Voting Assistance Program

HAVA

Help America Vote Act

IACREOT

International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IFES

International Foundation for Electoral Systems

IIMC

International Institute of Municipal Clerks

L&A

Logic & Accuracy Testing

MOVE

Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act

NACO

National Association of Counties

NACRC

National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks

NASED

National Association of State Election Directors

NASS

National Association of Secretaries of State

NCSL

National Conference of State Legislatures

NGA

National Governors Association

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NVLAP

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

NVRA

National Voter Registration Act

TGDC

Technical Guidelines Development Committee

UOCAVA

Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act

USCCR

United States Commission on Civil Rights

USCM

United States Conference of Mayors

VAEHA

Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act

VRA

Voting Rights Act

VSTL

Voting System Test Laboratories

VVSG

Voluntary Voting System Guidelines