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 has issued the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) since 2004. The survey requests data on a variety of election administration topics
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Increasingly, the EAC hears about all kinds of new and innovative initiatives taking place in state and local election offices.
The survey on Election Administration in Urban and Rural Areas is currently out for the first of two public comment periods.
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires every state to implement and maintain a computerized statewide voter registration list.
The winter has been fairly mild here in Washington, DC, but we thought it might be useful to review resources you can use to develop contingency plans.
As Primary season rolls on, we receive more and more questions about absentee voting and early voting. Many of the questions are about what makes these two methods of voting different. The short answer is: each state’s requirements.
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