United States Election Assistance Comittee


EAC Updates Federal Voting System Guidelines March 31, 2015

Watch the Webcast! Commissioners approved updates to the standards used to test America’s voting systems at the March 31 public meeting.


Voting Systems Under Test

EAC’s voting system certification program eliminates duplicative testing and saves election officials time and resources. This is the first time the federal government has offered these services to the states.


Commissioners Select Officers & Accredit Voting System Test Lab

EAC Commissioners selected officers and voted to accredit a third voting system test laboratory under EAC's lab accreditation program at the Feb 24 public meeting.


March 19 Roundtable on EAC Priorities, Policy, Strategy

Watch Thursday's webcast discussion! Hear suggestions from election officials, technology experts, and voter advocates on priorities / next steps for new commissioners

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New Quick Tips Guides

11 New Quick Starts Guides: Managing the Voting Process; Effective Poll Workers; Voter Education; Election Data; UOCAVA Voters; Alternative Voting Methods; Poll Watchers; Contingency Planning; Provisional Ballots; Election Audits; Managing Change

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National Mail Voter Registration Form

U.S. citizens can use the Form to register to vote, update registration information due to a name change, address change, or to register with a political party.


Contact Your State

contactstateAccess state election Web sites, which include voter guides, registration information and deadlines, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations. Contact Your State.  


Election Official Exchange

The Exchange is a network that helps election officials connect and share best practices and knowledge. Sign up or explore the database of practitioners ready to serve as a friendly sounding board for your ideas, big or small. Together we can build a community resource that will save us time and make us more effective. Participation is limited to current and former U.S. election officials, but the content is available to the general public. Enter the Exchange.  


Have You Moved Recently?

Learn what steps you should take to ensure your voter registration is current for the next federal election. EAC's frequently asked questions on voter registration and moving cover a variety of circumstances, from recently relocated college students to those moving due to a foreclosure. Read more

The EAC Clearinghouse

The EAC Web site is a national clearinghouse of information on election administration, from voting system testing and certification to data on how Americans voted in recent federal elections. Find information through the navigation bar or our new search tool.

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Share your feedback on EAC policy proposalsElection Resource Library materials, and OpenEAC activities. Give feedback on general issues, including the Web site, through our Contact Us page.

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Voter Tips

votingtipsBefore the next election, be familiar with the voting process in your State. The following tips from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission may help enhance your voting experience. See Voting Tips


Events Calendar


Mar 15

Public Meeting Commissioners will consider approving: VVSG 1.1; updates to certification program manuals;...


Mar 15

Priorities, Policy, Strategy - Next Steps for EAC EAC will host a March 19 roundtable to discuss agency priorities and next steps for a newl...


Feb 15

Public Meeting Public Meeting Rescheduled for Feb 24, 2015 Due to an inclement weather forecast, EAC h...

Election Resource Library

Access hundreds of commonly requested EAC reports and resources, from Election Management Guidelines to data on voter turnout, registration, and military and overseas voters.

Public Meeting Webcasts

Watch live and on-demand webcasts of EAC public meetings.

Military and Overseas Voters

EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more

Voting Accessibility

EAC's voting materials in 11 languages make voting more accessible to people with limited English proficiency. Our resources also help states make voting more accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more

Voting Systems Map

systemmapthumbEAC's map of voting systems shows which jurisdictions are using EAC-certified systems. View the map

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4/1/2015 5:05:00 AM
Commissioner Masterson's Notes from the Road 3.31.15

Recently I attended the New Jersey Association of Election Official’s (NJAEO) conference.  It was a fantastic conference focused on...

3/31/2015 5:16:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 3.31.15

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to...

3/29/2015 3:34:00 PM
WE ARE LISTENING says Chairwoman McCormick

The Commissioners have had a very busy couple of weeks hosting and visiting important members of the election community and listening to ideas,...

3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 3.24.15

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track progress on EAC system certification that impacts their...

3/17/2015 7:36:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 3.17.15

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to...

3/16/2015 5:43:00 AM
Commissioner Masterson's Notes from the Road 3.13.15

As my fellow Commissioners and I begin our work, we have embarked on a "listening tour" across the country to figure out where to start...

2/24/2015 9:21:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 2.24.2015

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track progress on EAC system certification that impacts their...

2/2/2015 4:56:00 PM
Voting System Testing Update 2.3.2015

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track progress on EAC system certification that impacts their...

1/22/2015 9:06:00 AM
Future of Voting Systems Symposium 2/9 – 10/2015 (#FOV15)

EAC and NIST will host a symposium to explore emerging trends in...