EAC Update 5.3.12
from: Jessica Myers on
May 03, 2012
EAC Division of Research, Policy and Programs (Part 2)
What data does the EAVS survey collect and where can I get the data that isn’t collected by the EAC?
EAC issues the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) every two years since 2004. The survey requests data on a variety of election administration topics, including those related to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).
The types of data collected through the EAVS:
- Voter registration information, including: Number of registered voters; number of active and inactive voters; sources of the voter registration applications; number of new registered voters; and number of voters removed from the rolls
- UOCAVA information about the number of ballots transmitted, returned, counted, and rejected by type of voter (military/overseas civilian) and type of ballot (regular UOCAVA ballot/FWAB)
- Poll workers
- Provisional balloting
- Domestic absentee and early voting
- Number precincts and polling places
- Type of voting equipment used
The types of data NOT collected in the EAVS (and where to find it)
- State-by-state presidential primary results. EAC does not have this information; however, many states post these data on their websites. Also, you may consult other sources, such as the Associated Press (AP).
- State-by-state legislative initiatives. EAC does not have this information; however, many states post this information on their websites. The National Conference of State Legislatures may also be a good resource for state-level issues.
- Information about candidate filings in each state. EAC does not have this information; however, each state will. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) handles issues related to election campaign finance.
- The different forms of ID required at the polls. Although EAC has information about each state’s ID requirements in its 2010 Statutory Overview report, each state will have the most up-to-date information about specific requirements on Election Day. EAC recommends consulting with your state first.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at email@example.com or via Twitter (@EACgov).
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