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.
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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.
EAC has received a number of questions about how to complete the NVRA voter registration application. Hopefully, this post will help clarify the process for filling out the form accurately
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With the recent opinion issued to EAC advisory boards, we received a lot of questions about which activities we are still working on. EAC employees continue to work
Beginning in March, we will post an Election update blog each week throughout the primaries. Until then, see what's ahead for February.
On February 1, 2012, EAC issued a Notice of Non-Compliance to ES&S regarding the DS200 Precinct Count Optical Scanner in the EAC certified Unity 18.104.22.168 voting system.
EAC has issued its Formal Investigation Report regarding the Election Systems & Software (ES&S) DS200 Precinct Count Optical Scanner in the EAC-certified Unity 22.214.171.124 voting system.
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