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.
U.S. EAC Chair Matthew V. Masterson assures state and local election officials that the commission is actively working with other federal agencies to help them navigate challenges posed by those seeking to interfere with the nation’s vote.
Commissioner Matthew Masterson was elected Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a position he will hold for one year. Masterson will continue to serve alongside EAC Commissioner Thomas Hicks, who now moves from the role of Chairman.
Modification brings system into compliance with VVSG 1.0. The Election Assistance Commission today certified a modification to the Hart InterCivic Verity Voting 2.2.1 voting system, verifying its compliance with current federal voting system standards.
March 20, 2017
As Election Threats Persist, Chairman Masterson Affirms EAC Remains Poised to Support State and Local Response
As the House Intelligence Committee holds a hearing to examine threats posed by Russia, in...
March 16, 2017
Media Advisory: March 21- EAC to Host Streaming Webinar about Voter List Maintenance
As part of its month-long focus on voter list maintenance, the U.S. Election Assistance Co...
March 15, 2017
FACT SHEET: Election Administration and Voting Survey
Elections generate a tremendous amount of data that can be collected and analyzed to impro...
Wrapping up and looking back on our BeReady16 campaign. 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:
Commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss the implications for state and local j...
Voter List Maintenance Webcast
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The Technical Guidelines Development Committee will meet at the U.S. Access Board in Washi...
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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The Election Assistance Commission’s Commissioners and staff know the many benefits of communicating regularly with state and local election...
This week we resume our "Maintenance Monday" series with Brian Corley,...
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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