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
Statement by Commissioner Hillman at April 18 2007 Public Meeting
Commissioner Hillman - April 18 2007
Statement by Commissioner Hillman at OSCE Chairmanship Expert Seminar on Electoral Management Bodies
Commissioner Hillman - July 17 2009
Statement by Commissioner Hillman at the 13th Annual Creole Heritage Celebration, Natchitoches, Louisiana
Commissioner Hillman - October 13 2006
Statement by Commissioner Hillman before House Committee on House Administration, Elections Subcommittee
Commissioner Hillman - March 26 2009
Statement by Commissioner Hillman before the Texas House of Representatives, House Committee on Elections
Commissioner Hillman - April 15 2008
Statement by Commissioner Hillman before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Commissioner Hillman - July 15 2004
Statement by Commissioner Hillman in Response to August 16 New York Times Article
Commissioner Hillman - August 18 2008
Statement by Commissioner Hillman on Every Vote Counts: Improving the Electoral Process in the 2006 Elections
Commissioner Hillman - January 01 2007
Statement by Commissioner Hillman on Readiness Checklist & Resources for November 4, 2008 Federal Elections
Commissioner Hillman on Readiness Checklist & Resources for November 4, 2008.
Statement by Commissioner Hillman on Recent Actions Concerning Use of HAVA Funds and the Federal Mail Voter Registration Form
Commissioner Hillman - April 30 2008