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.
Military and Overseas Voters
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
Voting System Testing & Certification
This interactive map shows where federally-certified voting systems are deployed. It allows users to quickly access key information about EAC-certified voting systems, including the county in which they are used, test reports issued during the certification process and any advisory alerts. The map also depicts state requirements for voting system certification.
For questions about this map, including how to use it, visit our Voting Systems Map FAQ. For a presentation of this information in text format, please click here.
No Federal Requirement:
Relevant state statutes and/or regulations make no mention of any federal agency, certification program, laboratory, or standard required for voting systems.
Requires Testing to Federal Standards:
Relevant state statutes and/or rules require voting systems to be tested to federal standards. (States reference standards drafted by the Federal Election Commission, National Institute of Standards and Technology, or the Election Assistance Commission).
Requires Testing by a Federally Accredited Laboratory:
Relevant state statutes and/or regulations require voting systems to be tested by a federally or nationally accredited laboratory to federal standards.
Require Federal Certification:
Relevant state statutes and/or rules require that voting systems be certified by a federal agency.
The blue pins on the map represent implementation of EAC certified systems. Information about these systems can be found here
The yellow pins on the map represent implementation of components of EAC certified systems. Some jurisdictions elect to break down the fully certified system into components and implement only certain hardware or software combinations.
About the Testing & Certification Program
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. Participation by states in EAC’s certification program is voluntary. The EAC’s full accreditation and certification program became effective in January 2007. For more information, view the Voting System Testing and Certification Program Manual.
Voting systems will be tested against the 2005 voluntary voting system guidelines (VVSG), which are a set of specifications and requirements to determine if the systems provide all of the basic functionality, accessibility and security capabilities required.