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EAC Launches New Blog

from: EAC Staff on Jan 11, 2011

Hello and welcome to EAC’s blog. This blog is dedicated to sharing useful, innovative and practical information about voting and elections. Our goal is to provide another resource for election officials and voters to get the information they need.

Since the presidential election of 2000, the way we vote has changed dramatically. Thanks to the Help America Vote Act of 2002, technology has had a tremendous impact on elections. Every aspect of the voting process has changed from how we register, to the equipment we vote on, to how election results are communicated. People with disabilities are now voting privately and independently. Provisional or fail safe voting is available throughout the nation.

This blog is for voters. Perhaps the biggest change we’ve seen in the last decade is heightened public awareness and curiosity about elections. You don’t assume your vote automatically counts; you want to know how it’s counted. You ask questions about voting machines, residency requirements and voting absentee or by mail. EAC will help you get the answers. And don’t forget—EAC provides the national voter registration form which can be used to register to vote or to submit a change of address in almost every state. We certify voting machines that could be used in your polling place, so check back often to get the latest information.

Election officials, are continuing to find smart solutions that increase efficiency and accuracy. This blog is also for them. They are doing more with less, using creative methods to improve operations and customer service on behalf of America’s voters. We will showcase their innovations here.

This blog will strengthen EAC’s role as a national clearinghouse for elections and a hub for exchanging practical and results-oriented information on all aspects of election administration, from ensuring our nation’s deployed service members are able to cast a ballot on time to attaining a high level of security, reliability and accessibility of voting systems.

Our new blog does not yet accept comments. We plan to allow that in the near future. Until then, please use our Contact Us web contact form on our Web site.

This blog will be considered a success when an election official comes here to read about an innovative solution that improves the voting process for voters. Or if a voter learns how to register to vote after they have moved. Please let us know what you are interested in learning more about and we will do our best to deliver the answers.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to explore the rest of EAC.gov, which was recently named one of the top five government Web sites by Congress.org. We hope to see you here again, and wish you a healthy and happy New Year.

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EAC Launches New Blog

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