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  • Election Administration

    Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template

    A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) captures (in a single document) all the information that describes the Agency’s ability to withstand an incident/disaster and the processes that must be followed to recover from such an incident/disaster. This COOP Template can help election officials create or revise their COOPs.

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    Graphic of two people looking at an error sign (red triangle with exclamation point), EAC logo on bottom left, Main text: "EAC| Helping America Vote" (top right) "Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Guidance & Template | U.S. Election Assistance Commission | 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001 | www.eac.gov"
  • Election Administration

    U.S. Election Assistance Commission Releases “Disability and Voting Accessibility in the 2022 Elections”

    U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) – in partnership with Rutgers University – released a pair of reports examining voting accessibility and disability turnout in the 2022 election.

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  • Voting System Certification

    New Video: The EAC and Election Security

    See what the EAC is doing to make sure that elections are secure. 

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  • Principles and Guidelines

    Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) Communications

    EAC resources to support election officials’ needs with the upcoming transition of VVSG 1.0 and 1.1 certified voting systems.

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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
79
EAC-Certified Voting Systems in FY 2022
$955M
HAVA Election Security grants distributed
60+
Clearinghouse resources developed since 2021 for election officials

Featured Election Administrator Topics

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

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

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

 

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

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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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This page is intended to inform election officials about grant programs that can be used to improve security for election...

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The COOP Template can help election officials create or revise their plan to withstand an incident/disaster and the processes...

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This document provides a state-by-state look into the approaches, considerations, and handling of write-in votes.

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This toolkit has been created to support election officials with poll worker recruitment and is accompanied with various...

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The purpose of this document is to provide election officials with a general understanding of AI tools, and the opportunities...

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This guide is intended to provide election officials with sample suggestions to support poll worker recruitment efforts.

Latest Video

Engaging Student Voters in College Communities

In time to address students going back to school, Commissioner Hovland spoke with people who work with elections processes in college towns and communities, to discuss ways to engage them in the voting process.

Featured Voter Resources

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

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

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

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

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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...

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