Ask the EAC 12.05.11
Dec 05, 2011
We blog questions posed to EAC and our answers every Monday. Submit questions or comments here, use the comment form or share on Twitter @EACgov.
Who pays for EAC’s voting system certification process?
The Voting System Testing and Certification Program is part of EAC’s operating budget. In Fiscal Year 2011, the Voting System Testing and Certification’s budget was $1.3 million, which funds all program activities, including expenses related to the certification process.
It is important to note that voting system vendors pay test labs directly. EAC does not have the legal authority to collect money from voting system manufacturers to pay for the testing of voting systems (see 31 U.S.C. §3302(b), Miscellaneous Receipts Act). For more information about EAC’s Voting System Testing and Certification Program, including a list of accredited test labs, go here.
What is EAC’s social media policy?
EAC’s social media policy and Twitter procedures are available online in the Resource Library. Also see EAC’s blog code of conduct.
What are the social media plans and policies of election officials?
For more information about social media policies and plans used by election officials, visit our collection of social media links and follow the most comprehensive list of election officials on Twitter. Also, view EAC’s roundtable about social media and election administration, which features election officials who are active social media users: Voting Goes Viral. Using New Media to Manage an Election and Communicate with Voters.
How do I register to vote in the United States?
You can register using the process in the state where you live or by using the national mail voter registration form. Please note that registration requirements vary by state, so be sure to check with your state to find out what is required.
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