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A Guide to the Election Administration and Voting Survey

Information for election officials responsible for completing EAC's Election Administration and Voting Survey.  It contains processes and procedures for States' submission, review and correction of the survey data.

Information Quality Guidelines

EAC procedures for implementing the Office of Management and Budget guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information disseminated by federal agencies.

Proposed Information Collection - Election Administration in Urban and Rural areas; comment request


The Election Administration in Urban and Rural Areas survey asks election officials questions concerning voter outreach and election personnel.  EAC will conduct the survey as a way to obtain data and information for a mandatory report to Congress as stipulated under HAVA 241 (B)(15), which requires EAC to study "[m]atters particularly relevant to voting and administering elections in rural and urban areas."

Public comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

This is the second comment period for this information collection. Comments on the proposed information collection should be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Desk Officer for the Election Assistance Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20503. A copy of your comment can also be sent electronically to EAC at HAVAinfo@eac.gov with Urban/Rural study as the subject line or via postal mail to U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005, ATTN: Urban/Rural Study.

Date: Written comments must be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 18, 2012.

Federal Register Notice

Urban/Rural Study Questionnaire