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.
Did you know all printed and electronic copies are free of charge? To order printed materials, call EAC toll free at 866-747-1471 or send an e-mail through our online contact form.
Use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register to vote, update your registration information with a new name or address, or register with a political party.
Note: If you wish to vote absentee and are a uniformed service member or family member or a citizen living outside the U.S., contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program to register to vote.
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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
•Administration of Payments Received Under the Help America Vote Act by the Hawaii Office of Elections
•Administration of Payments Received Under the Help America Vote Act by the New York State Board of Elections
•Administration of Payments Received Under the Help America Vote Act by the West Virginia Secretary of State
04-01-09 Testimony of Curtis Crider, Inspector General of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, before the House Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections, U.S. House of Representatives
2004 Election Administration Voting Survey Data Set
This data set includes the 2004 EAVS and UOCAVA survey data.
2004 Election Administration Voting Survey Executive Summary
A summary of the 2004 EAVS report.
2004 Election Administration Voting Survey Report
The survey is made up of three separate surveys: the 2004 Election Day Survey, the 2003-2004 National Voter Registration Act Survey and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey.
2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey Data Set
These data detail the number of UOCAVA ballots sent, received, and counted, and provide key findings and analysis from the 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey. Includes the UOCAVA data set.
2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey Report
EAC combined 3 required surveys – the 2006 EAVS Survey, the 2005-2006 National Voter Registration Act Survey and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey. Published October 2007.
2006 Election Crimes Report: An Initial Review and Recommendations for Further Study
This report represents an initial review of the existing knowledge of voting fraud and voter intimidation.