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 Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires every state to implement and maintain a computerized statewide voter registration list.
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The winter has been fairly mild here in Washington, DC, but we thought it might be useful to review resources you can use to develop contingency plans.
As Primary season rolls on, we receive more and more questions about absentee voting and early voting. Many of the questions are about what makes these two methods of voting different. The short answer is: each state’s requirements.
Newly covered by Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act? EAC's language assistance resources may come in handy. Our online translation tool, election terminology glossaries, voters' guides and the National Mail Voter Registration Form are available in numerous languages and they are FREE of charge. If you need assistance, contact Marcy Reedy at email@example.com.
Flu season is here, and for the second year EAC is collecting flu season contingency plans from election officials. EAC is gathering and sharing this information because election officials expressed an interest in learning what their peers are doing to prevent the spread of the flu at the polling place. It’s my experience that the best solutions in elections come from those in the field. EAC is collecting these contingency plans as part of its role as a national clearinghouse.
Election officials should submit their plans to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Bristol, Virginia for the first submission! Read contingency plan submissions here. We look forward to sharing these ideas as officials prepare for the 2012 election cycle.
Officials can also sign up to be experts or search for expertise in the Election Official Exchange.
We blog questions and answers every Monday. Submit them here, use the comment form or share on Twitter @EACgov.
The most frequently asked questions from last week were about updating voter registration.
You will have to complete a new voter registration form to make address or name changes. Read more about moving and updating voter registration. Visit your state's election office website to get the latest information about voter registration requirements and instructions to re-register in the jurisdiction of your new address.
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