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 Election Assistance Commission today (February 8) certified that Dominion Voting’s Democracy Suite 5.0 voting system meets current federal voting system standards.
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee will meet on February 13-14, 2017. The meeting will be the next step in moving forward with the development of the next generation of voluntary voting system guidelines.
The EAC delivers the 2016 Annual Report to Congress.
State and local election officials are completing the survey, we want to take this opportunity to make January all about EAVS! Make sure to look for a daily fact related to EAVS all this month.
On December 7, 2006, the EAC Commissioners voted to begin the testing and certifying of voting systems to the 2005 VVSG. 10 years later the EAC has certified voting systems deployed in 29 States and over 700 local jurisdictions.
February 17, 2017
EAC Fact Sheet: How the U.S. Election Assistance Commission empowers Voters with disabilities and the election officials who serve them
February 15, 2017
Committee Takes Important Step Toward New Voting System Guidelines
A set of 17 core voting system functions that will guide the Election Assistance Commissio...
February 08, 2017
Media Advisory: Next Generation of Voting System Requirements to Shape Upcoming TGDC Meeting
The Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) will meet at the U.S. Access Board i...
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:
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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The Technical Guidelines Development Committee will meet at the U.S. Access Board in Washi...
EAC Public Meeting on 12/15/16
On December 15, 2016, the EAC will hold a public meeting at our offices at 1335 East West ...
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.
The "Voting System Testing Update" blog is an effort to keep everyone informed...
The "Voting System Testing Update" blog is an effort to keep everyone...
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