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  • Election Administration

    Election Mail Handling Procedures to Protect Against Hazardous Materials

    This resource, created jointly with CISA, FBI, the EAC, and the USPIS, provides information for election offices to prepare to handle suspicious mail, identify suspicious mail, and respond to exposure to hazardous materials.

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    "Ways to Identify Suspicious Mail: Excessive Postage, No Postage, Not Canceled | No Return Address | Badly Typed or Conspicuously Written Addresses | Unexpected Mail from a Foreign County | Poorly Wrapped, Excessive Tape | Improper Spelling"
  • Grants

    EAC Announces Help America Vote College Program Grant Recipients

    The EAC announced the 21 grant recipients of the Help America Vote College Program to encourage the next generation of poll workers! The grantees include colleges and universities, state and local election offices, and nonprofits across 18 states and Guam.

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    "Help America Vote College Program" Graphic of four college students working as poll workers.
  • Annual report

    The EAC FY2023 Annual Report is now available!

    The Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023 includes information on EAC programs, resources, grants administration, and more. To see what the agency has done in this past year to support election officials and voters, click the button below.

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    EAC logo and image of Annual Report Cover Photo. "2023 Annual Report | Available to read at eac.gov"
  • Principles and Guidelines

    Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Migration Communications

    Migration to VVSG 2.0 will be complete on November 15, 2023. View the EAC’s resources to help election officials communicate what this means and how 1.0 and 1.1 certified voting systems are secure and may continue to be used based on state and local law.

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    EAC logo with an image of a lock and a check mark, main text: Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Migration"

Advancing Safe, Secure, Accessible Elections

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Advancing Safe, Secure, Accessible Elections

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is an independent, bipartisan commission whose mission is to help election officials improve the administration of elections and help Americans participate in the voting process.

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Year Established
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EAC-Certified Voting Systems in FY 2023
$75M
HAVA Election Security grants distributed FY 2023
50
Individual work products developed by Clearinghouse in FY 2023

Featured Election Administrator Topics

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Secure Elections icon

A collection of resources and tools that have been created to assist state and local election officials in effectively...

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Chain of Custody icon

Security resources and quick reference tools that promote personal, cyber, and physical safety practices for election...

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Election Official Tools icon

A reference for election officials on election processes and best practices.

 

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Resources and materials to promote understanding, guidance, and next steps for the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0.

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Language Access Resources icon

Best practices, materials, and guidance to support election officials in providing equal and accessible voting.

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EAC monthly newsletters feature a summary of updates, events, resources, and news.

Latest Election Admin Resources

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Election Official Tools icon

This memo provides best practices to keep voters’ address information current following changes to USPS’s National Change of...

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Submit a Complaint icon

This resource, created jointly with CISA, FBI, EAC and the USPIS, provides election offices with background information to...

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National Voter Registration Form icon

The EAC has created a highly customizable social media toolkit that officials can use throughout their voter education and...

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Become a Pollworker icon

States or state professional associations can use this resource to develop an awards program to recognize election...

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Voter FAQs icon

Strategies to support election officials in delivering accessible communications to voters through electronic documents, in-...

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Voting System Certification Process icon

To help prepare for the 2024 election season, the EAC has created this preparedness checklist for essential tasks.

Latest Video

2024 Elections Summit - US Election Assistance Commission and the University of Maryland
January 30, 2024

Election officials, key stakeholders, and the EAC Commissioners met on the University of Maryland campus for in-depth panel discussions on topics including Confidence In Elections and Election Security, Serving All Voters, Challenges For New Election Officials, and Communicating About Elections.

Featured Voter Resources

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Register to Vote in Your State icon

State look-up tool that will provide links to information including the official state office website, information about...

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Voting System Certification Process icon

Sign up to be a poll worker! Use our Poll Worker Recruitment Lookup Tool to find information on being a poll worker in your...

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Voter FAQs icon

Find answers to popular questions on voter registration, ways to vote, how elections work, and much more.

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National Voter Registration Form icon

The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information...

Election Technology Resources

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Voluntary Voting System Guidelines icon

Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) are a set of specifications and requirements against which voting systems can be...

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Voting Equipment FAQs icon

EAC operated testing and certification program that tests and certifies election hardware and software.

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Voting System Certification Process icon

Searchable list of certified voting systems/equipment that have been accredited by the EAC.

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Program created to evaluate the security and accessibility of election supporting technologies.

Featured Research

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A comprehensive Report, an analysis of state-by-state data that covers various topics related to the administration of federal...

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EAVs FAQ icon

Find answers to popular questions about the EAVS report, collection of EAVS data, and how the data is evaluated.