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Election Management Guidelines

PDF Document EMG Chapter 8: Uniformed and Overseas Citizens
Military and overseas voters face unique challenges in registering to vote, requesting and receiving a blank ballot, and returning their voted ballots. The Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act ensures the rights of absent uniformed services and overseas voters to register to vote and to cast absentee ballots for Federal offices. This chapter covers the basics for anyone wishing to understand overseas voting, its challenges along with resources for local election officials. This chapter was published before the MOVE Act was signed into law in October 2009.

PDF Document EMG Chapter 9: Polling Place and Vote Center Management
Polling places and vote centers provide locations at which registered voters are able to cast a ballot at an in-person facility. This chapter gives information on locating sites, reviews the recommended guidelines for polling places based on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, including locating polling places, inspection requirements, and detailed step-by-step suggestions for evaluating potential polling places.

PPT Document Hansen ballot prep presentation

PDF Document November 17, 2011 Roundtable Agenda

 Document 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

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