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  • Voting Technology

    EAC Launches Voluntary E-Poll Book Certification Program

    The Election Supporting Technology Evaluation Program (ESTEP) is now accepting submissions for commercial and in-house manufacturers interested in having e-poll books evaluated and tested for certification.

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    "Voluntary Electronic Poll Book Certification Program"
  • Election Administration

    New Election Official Social Media Toolkit!

    This toolkit was designed to help election officials communicate proactively and consistently with their voters throughout the year; including over 150 customizable images accompanied by alt. text, sample posts, quick tips, and more.

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    "Election Official Social Media Toolkit | Find out more at EAC.gov"
  • Election Administration

    Cybersecurity: Artificial Intelligence

    This resource is meant to provide practical and useful resources to election officials to counter information security and cybersecurity threats related to AI in the context of election administration.

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    "Cybersecurity: Artificial Intelligence | Find out more at EAC.gov"
  • 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"

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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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.

 

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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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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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Guide to apply communication best practices using customizable worksheets on topics such as messaging, audience, and format....

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Secure Elections icon

This document provides examples of election security insider threats, potential risks in 2024, and suggested mitigation.

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Voting System Certification Process icon

ESTEP is now accepting submissions for manufacturers interested in having e-poll books evaluated and tested for certification...

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This toolkit includes over 150 customizable images accompanied by alt. text, sample posts, quick tips, and more!

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Surveys & Data icon

This research document tracks the mail ballot deadlines across six election cycles from 2012 to 2022 and shows key...

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Election Audits Across the U.S. icon

This EAC report, developed in partnership with Rutgers University, explores how the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) impacted the...

Latest Video

Emerging Technology, AI, and Elections

EAC Chairman Hovland spoke with Ginny Badanes from Microsoft's "Democracy Forward" program, which works to combat AI and misinformation in elections. Click here to read the blog.

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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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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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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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.

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This research document tracks the mail ballot deadlines across six election cycles from 2012 to 2022 and shows key...