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Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS)

By:Sean Greene

An U.S. Election Assistance Commission blog written by EAC Director for Research Sean Greene about the Elections Assistance Voting Survey.


  • Data-Driven Conversations and the EAVS

    Oct 20, 2017
    Auburn University and the Election Center hosted the “Inclusion & Integrity in Election Administration Symposium,” a series of data-driven conversations focused on improving the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). Panelists and those attending shared great insight and feedback about the EAVS and how the EAC could make the data more meaningful for election officials.
  • Furthering the Impact of the Nation’s Largest Election Survey

    Sep 19, 2017
    The Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) is the most comprehensive set of election information available, but with that wealth of information comes the challenge of interpreting it and applying the lessons contained within that data.
  • Statewide Voter Registration Systems

    Aug 31, 2017
    As part of our countdown to National Voter Registration Day on September 26, the EAC is highlighting a variety of resources, data, and other related information about the registration process. An essential component of this is statewide voter registration databases, which are the foundation of the elections process.
  • The 2016 EAVS is coming next week

    Jun 22, 2017
    Next week the EAC will release the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). This report will include tons of great election administration data
  • North Carolina Visualizes Elections Data

    Mar 01, 2017
    The North Carolina State Board of Elections recently created its own series of data visualizations showing detailed voter registration data – both National Voter Registration Act statistics and daily voter registration data going back to 2008 – as well as election results from November 2016. This is in addition to the already enormous amount of elections data the state includes on its website.
  • Election Officials, Academics Successfully Partner to Survey Voter Satisfaction in Escambia County

    Feb 02, 2017
    We also want to learn more about other jurisdictions that have undertaken similar efforts. For example, we know that Orange County, California has conducted multiple surveys of poll workers over the years and their findings have provided useful guidance for election officials. We encourage those in jurisdictions who have conducted similar surveys to reach out to us and share your stories. We’d love to feature them here on our blog!
  • Election Integrity Stems from Accurate Voter Registration Data

    Jan 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.
  • The 2016 EAVS: What to Expect

    Jan 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
  • Data Is? Data Are? The Debates Continues.

    Jan 09, 2017
    At the EAC, we talk a lot about data, especially this month, as we look at the past, present, and future of our Election Administration and Voting Survey. When describing data some here use "data are" (which has been my preference), while others use "data is."
  • Pre-Election Day Voting a Popular Option

    Nov 03, 2016
    In the coming months after the election, states will begin responding to the 2016 EAVS which will provide final data about early and absentee voting, as well as plenty of other election administration data. Stay tuned for updates in 2017!
  • Counties Providing Wait Times for Early Voting

    Nov 02, 2016
    According to data collected by Dr. Michael McDonald and the United States Election Project, at least 26 million voters (as of the morning of November 1) have already cast ballots for the Nov. 8 general election. And with early voting in full swing in many states this final week before Election Day, those numbers are increasing rapidly.
  • Update on the Election Administration and Voting Survey

    Sep 14, 2016
    The EAC is pleased to announce the Fors Marsh Group (FMG) will administer the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). The biennial survey, which has been administered since 2004, collects election administration data from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The biennial Statutory Overview is also being administered by FMG and will provide an overview of state laws and procedures governing feder
  • EAC Continues to Collect and Share Essential Election Administration Data

    Aug 17, 2016
    Earlier this month, the EAC released two videos from experts in the field about how to visualize elections data and how visualizing these data can be used in policy and budget discussions. And last week the Pew Charitable Trusts released its most recent iteration of the Elections Performance Index (EPI) with data from the 2014 elections, using 17 indicators to examine how states administer elections.
 
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