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.
Recently I attended the New Jersey Association of Election Official’s (NJAEO) conference. It was a fantastic conference focused on technology, policy and how the intersection of the two can help to make the voting process more available to the voters of New Jersey.
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EAC has ten new Quick Start Guides with easy-to-read tips and ideas collected from election officials to better manage the elections process
EAC has two new Quick Start Guides with tips on how to better serve UOCAVA voters and to better manage alternative voting methods.
Be familiar with the 2014 voting process in your state using EAC’s voting tips and FAQs
EAC has four new Quick Start Guides with tips on managing the voting process, poll workers, voter education programs and election data collection.
Election results may not be official until weeks after the polls close. Learn more about provisional ballots, canvassing and certifying elections, audits and recounts.
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