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.
The election results we see, hear and read about on election night are not the final results. In fact, these are known as “unofficial” results. The outcome of the election is not official until election officials complete the canvass of votes and certification of results, which sometimes may be several weeks after Election Day. The purpose of the canvass is to account for every ballot cast and to ensure that each valid vote is included in the official results before certifying the election.
Remember, post election procedures vary, so be sure to contact your state for more information. Many election officials use social media to deliver unofficial election updates. Follow EAC’s election official list on Twitter to get updates.
Learn more about provisional ballots, canvassing and certifying elections, recounts, absentee voting and military and overseas ballots. Visit EAC's Election Resource Library for additional information.
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More polling place locators and election resources are below. Or click on our national map to contact your state election office. Also, the New York City Board of Elections wants voters to tell them how it’s going! Any problems? Need assistance? They want to hear from poll workers, too. Tweet them at BOENYC and follow #nycvotes or call 1-866-868-3692.
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Throughout the day, EAC will capture and blog election updates & information to assist voters. For those who have not yet voted, the following election offices offer online polling place locators:
Election Day is here, and it’s a good idea to verify and review basic information before going to the polling place. Many election offices offer online polling place locators, registration status updates and other customer service tools to assist voters. Visit your state’s election office website to access these tools and get basic information. Try to find the answers to these questions before going to vote:
Many election officials provide sample ballots that can be easily downloaded from the Internet. It’s always a good idea to take a few minutes to review the ballot before going to vote. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
For live updates today from election officials throughout the nation, follow EAC’s list on Twitter.
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