Quick Start Guides
Quick Start Guide: Uniformed and Overseas Voters
Provides information and a description of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), suggestions about communicating with these voters, ballot delivery information, confirming residency, and forms and procedures pertaining to Federal elections. The guide includes important things to remember for processing UOCAVA ballots.
Quick Start Guide: Voting System Certification
Provides information about voting system testing and certification done by EAC. The guide lists the responsibilities at the Federal, State, and local levels for conducing acceptance testing that ensures the equipment delivered is identical to the equipment certified from all levels of government and that it meets contractual requirements of the purchase. The guide also provides steps to determine the certification status of a voting system and how to read certification numbers.
Quick Start Guide: Voting System Security
Provides information and tips about voting devices, security related to software, procedures for staff contact, facility storage, transporting voting units, early voting security process, Election Day tabulation, storage, and post-election maintenance of voting equipment. The guide also provides information about password maintenance, staff access, and the physical security of all equipment. .
Ten New Quick Start Guides & Tips for Election Officials
EAC has ten new Quick Start Guides available with concise tips for election officials. The guides offer quick tips on: (1) Educating Poll Watchers; (2) Disaster and Contingency Planning; (3) Managing Provisional Ballots; (4) Conducting Election Audits; (5) Serving UOCAVA Voters; (6) Managing Alternative Voting Method; (7) Managing the Voting Process; (8) Employing Effective Poll Workers; (9) Strengthening Voter Education Programs; and (10) Making Election Data Pay Off. We also posted Voter Tips with FAQ facts to help and encourage voters to become familiar with the voting process in your state