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Posted By Thomas Hicks on February 03, 2017

Help us spread the word and tell others about how the EAC can help them to better understand and access the U.S. election system. 

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Posted By Sean Greene on February 02, 2017

Election officials across the country are constantly trying to better understand their voters and improve voter experience. A great example of this is the Escambia County, Florida Supervisor of Elections office. Last year they commissioned the Haas Center, a research and consulting arm of the University of West Florida, to conduct surveys of registered voters around both their August primary and November general election. 

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Posted By Sean Greene on January 31, 2017

There has been a lot of talk lately about the need for accurate voter lists. As part of the EAC’s work with election administrators, we know state and local election officials work diligently to maintain voter registration lists. That work is an essential part of protecting election integrity and providing those eligible the opportunity to vote. 

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Posted By Jessica Myers on January 31, 2017

The "Voting System Testing Update" blog is an effort to keep everyone informed of the progress systems in the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program are making each week.  We hope that this adds additional transparency to our process and allows stakeholders to get a weekly update about test campaigns that impact their jurisdiction. 

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Posted By Thomas Hicks on January 30, 2017

Last October, I attended the Voter Education for Inclusion, Informed, and Ethical Participation conference in New Delhi, India. Representatives of more than 25 countries from six continents participated in this conference, where they gave presentations about how they’re working to expand the voting franchise in their country. As the Chairman of the EAC, I had the honor of representing the United States.

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Posted By Sean Greene on January 25, 2017

At the end of June this year the EAC will release its 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). As it has in the past, this report will include a ton of great election administration information, including data related to:

  • Voter registration
  • Military and overseas voting
  •  Absentee ballots
  • Polling places and poll workers
  • Provisional ballots
  • Election Day activities and voting equipment

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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...

2/14/2017 9:00:00 AM
Voting System Testing Update 2.14.17

The "Voting System Testing Update" blog is an effort to keep everyone...

2/10/2017 8:14:00 AM
TDGC Reminder

EAC and NIST will hold a Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) meeting on...

2/9/2017 10:56:00 AM
#GamePlan17: Election Systems Procurement & Implementation Program

Over the years, we’ve assisted several states and counties with review and...