United States Election Assistance Comittee

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Election Administrators: BeReady16 Tools, Resources and More- Click Here


The 2016 election cycle has begun. State and local jurisdictions are preparing for Presidential Primaries as well as the state primaries and general elections to follow. Here you can find popular resources and shared approaches for how best to inform voters, advocates and the media about state election laws and procedures, voting technology, accessibility, contingency planning and more. Click BeReady16 for information resources on:

  • Election Security Preparedness
  • Preparing for Election Day
  • Poll Watchers
  • Tech Time
  • 45 Before 45
  • Election Workers
  • Election Officials & Voter Toolkit
  • Acessibility
  • Vote By Mail
  • Managing Election Technology
  • Contingency Plans
  • Voting Technology Procurement
  • E-Pollbook Requirements


BeReady16 Webisodes 

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beready16seriesthumbVote by mail has become an essential element of voting in America, especially for U.S. citizens away from home like our military and overseas voters. See the first of EAC’s new 2016 webisode series, How to Make Sure Your Vote by Mail Ballots Count.

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Voting Systems Map

systemmapthumbEAC's map of voting systems shows which jurisdictions are using EAC-certified systems. View the map

Events Calendar



National Voter Registration Day 2016 September 27, 2016 is National Voter Registration Day! Many states offer online voter regi...



TGDC Meeting The Technical Guidelines Development Committee will meet at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland...



Public Meeting Commissioners meet to hear from election officials and other experts to discuss: (1) elect...

Voter Tips & FAQs

votingtipsFrom registering to vote through casting a ballot on election day, informed voters are empowered voters. Before the next election, be familiar with the voting process in your State. See EAC's Voter Tips & FAQs

Voting Accessibility

EAC's accessibility research and development on transformative technologies and approaches helps states make voting more accessible to people with disabilities. EAC's voting materials in 11 languages help election officials provide translated voting materials at a lower cost. Learn more

Public Meeting Webcasts

Watch live and on-demand webcasts of EAC public meetings.

Be an Election Worker

election workersWith each election, millions of Americans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy - our election process. EAC encourages those interested in becoming election workers at the polls on election day to learn more about what is required and how to sign up to work with your local election official. Find out how to participate in Your State.


Register & Vote in Your State

contactstateMany states offer online voter registration. Select Your State to access state voter registration forms, registration deadlines, voter guides, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations

Join VVSG Public Working Groups!

EAC and NIST welcome you to get involved with the next iteration of voting system guidelines. Public working groups have been created as a public/private partnership to inform and define the guidelines. To learn more or join a working group, click here.

10/27/2016 10:38:00 AM
Vice-Chair Masterson: Election Integrity & Security

Every election has its own story. This year’s presidential election story focuses on the integrity and security of the...

10/25/2016 8:02:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 10.25.16

EAC's "Voting System Testing Update" blog allows stakeholders to track...

10/24/2016 7:48:00 AM
Weekly Election Update 10.24.16

EAC's Election update blog posts summarize the elections and deadlines for...


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