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.
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
Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems
Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems EAC, FVAP, and NIST are sponsoring a workshop to explore the technical issues associated with remote electronic absentee voting systems for military and overseas voters. Participants include government officials and academic and industry experts. For additional information about the event, including a draft program, visit NIST's Web site . EAC Co-Sponsors Workshop on UOCAVA Remote Voting Systems
Public MeetingPublic meeting on the updates from Payments and Grants and the Election Administration and Voting Survey. Afternoon panel covers MOVE Act, UOCAVA and FVAP. Topics Updates on Maintanence of Efforts (Grants) and 2010 Election Day Survey (Research). "Military and Overseas Citizens: Counting Their Votes – Part 2" will reivew FVAP, MOVE Act and UOCAVA. Participants and Presentations Military and Overseas Citizens: Counting Their Votes – Part 2 Bob...
Public MeetingThe Commission met in St. Louis, MO to review research on voter information Web sites and on military and overseas voting by federal, state and local officials. Topics Research and design of voter information Web sites; Military and Overseas Voting Participants Vince Keenan (Publius), Leslie Reynolds (NASS), Marci Andino (SC SEC), Lance Gough (BEC Chicago), Sharon Turner Buie (BEC Kansas City, MO), J. Scott Wiedmann (FVAP), Robert Carey (NDC), Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat (OVF),...
Public MeetingThe commissioners voted on the UOCAVA Report, EAVS Report and the Asian translations for the National Form. Topics & Participants 2008 UOCAVA and 2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey reports Shelly Anderson, Research Department, EAC Toby Moore, Research Triangle Institute, "2008 Election Administration and Voting Survey" Election Management Guideline (EMG) Karen Lynn-Dyson, Research Department, EAC Matthew Weil, Research Department, EAC Translations of...
Public MeetingThe Commission will hear testimony on Part 1 of the Military and Overseas Citizens: Counting Their Votes publication. Topics and Participants Hearing on Military and Overseas Citizens: Counting Their Votes – Part 1 J. Bradley King, Co-Director, Indiana Election Division Carye Blaney, Monongalia County Clerk, West Virginia Tom Intorcio, Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures Testimony Presentation Public Meeting U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Public Meeting in Denver
Public Meeting in DenverThe Commission met in Denver, CO to review HAVA funds, changes to the state-specific instructions on the National Form, and the proposed UOCAVA voters study. Topics Cost-Saving Practices for Election Management UOCAVA Voters Study Voter Hotline Study HAVA Funds Final Policy Clarification on the Allowable Uses of Help America Vote Act Funds Authorized Under Titles I & II Statement of Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter Regarding the Proposed Policy Clarification on the...
Public MeetingPublic Meeting The Commission will receive updates and reports on the following: Title II Requirements Payments Update; Military and Overseas Voters Best Practice Report; HAVA College Program Update; Polling Place Access for Individuals with Disabilities Update – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Voter Registration Week Kickoff; EAC Management Update. The Commission will also receive the following presentation: National Poll Worker Initiative Panel...
Roundtable on ballot and polling place design
Roundtable on ballot and polling place designIn preparation for the 2012 federal elections, EAC will host an August 11 roundtable on ballot and polling place design. Goal: to show how implementing best practices in design can give voters confidence that that their votes were cast and counted as they intended. The event will be webcast live. Follow on Twitter at #BReady2012. EAC Suite 150 1225 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC Watch the Webcast! (archived) View Transcript PARTICIPATE : Submit...