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 will host a June 19 roundtable discussion on what to expect and how to prepare for November 2012 and beyond.
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EAC hosted a March 20 roundtable to discuss the agency’s role as a national clearinghouse and resource for election officials nationwide.
EAC will host a March 20 roundtable to discuss the agency’s role as a national clearinghouse and resource for election officials nationwide.
Thanks again to the panelists and to everyone who participated and tuned in to yesterday's roundtable about contingency planning in elections. We've had requests to post all of the presentations (we always do!), and everything is available here, including the on demand webcast. Watch the webcast from the beginning or click through to specific agenda items. And don't forget EAC's contingency planning resources, created by election officials for election officials. You can also find contingency planning expertise in the Election Official Exchange.
Please comment here and let us know if yesterday's roundtable was useful and if there are other subjects you'd like us to cover in the future. We want suggestions and input to make sure these events truly provide value to election officials and voters.
TGDC meeting July 26 & 27 at NIST. Today’s topics include VVSG activities update, usability and accessibility test methods and common data format. Tomorrow they will discuss UOCAVA-related activities, including a status update about the pilot demonstration project for military voters. Meetings are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Watch the webcast, read the agenda and get more information here. EAC's list of commonly used acronyms may come in handy while you tune in.
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