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.
The EAC is working with all levels of government to facilitate the conversation regarding securing the election process and to support election officials’ efforts to provide an accessible and secure voting process. For more information, click here.
Quickly access key information in your state about registering to vote, where to vote, what's on the ballot, and more. Do you have a desire to serve your community and country? One of the most rewarding ways to do this is to be an Election Day Poll Worker
The Guide answers questions about voting, includes a voter’s checklist and contact information for each state election office.
Educate your poll watchers and explain your statutory and administrative processes, to increase the community's confidence in the integrity of your elections.
EAC today released the sixth segment in a new video series designed to provide election officials with technology tools for managing the administration of elections
Commissioners hear from election officials and other experts on election contingency planning and system security; election administration and management of the voter registration process; activities regarding NVRA; and competition for election workers.
Doug Lewis, executive director of the Election Center from 1994-2015, gives his insights to election officials on how to prepare for Election Day and the importance of having backup plans.
The EAC announced five winners of its best practices competition for recruiting, training, and retaining election workers.
In this second conversation with a legend of elections, Commissioner Masterson sits down and speaks with Shelley McThomas, former Democratic Director of the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Elections.
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:
Vote 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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National Voter Registration Day 2016
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From 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
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
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With 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.
Many 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.
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.
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