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
Resolution 2008-01: National Election Worker Appreciation Week
EAC - December 08 2008
Resolution on National Election Worker Appreciation Week
EAC - October 26 2004
Resolution on Provisional Voting
EAC - October 12 2004
Resolution Supporting National Voter Registration Week
EAC - September 13 2004
Statement before U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee
EAC - April 14 2006
Statement by EAC before Committee On House Administration
EAC - February 09 2005
Statement by EAC before House Appropriations Subcommittee
EAC - April 14 2005
Statement by EAC before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration
EAC - June 8, 2006
Statement by EAC before U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services
EAC - February 27 2008
Statement by EAC before U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census & National Archives
EAC - May 7 2007
Statement by EAC before U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
EAC - April 18 2007
Statement by EAC before U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee
EAC - May 31 2006
Statement by EAC in Response to GAO Testing and Certification Report
EAC - July 16 2008
Statement by EAC of Policy Regarding National Mail Voter Registration Form
EAC - August 10 2004
Statement by EAC on Commission Advisory Letter 2004-1
EAC - July 13 2004
Statement by EAC on Election Day Survey
EAC - November 02 2004
Statement by EAC Regarding Partisan Political Activities by Voting Machine Manufacturers and Testing Labs and their Employees
EAC - January 11 2007
Statement by EAC to National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)
EAC - July 30 2004
Statement of EAC Policy on Special Audits
EAC - January 27 2005
Statement on EAC Ex Parte Communications Policy
EAC - May 25 2006