Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS)
An U.S. Election Assistance Commission blog written by EAC Director for Research Sean Greene about the Elections Assistance Voting Survey.
Dec 13, 2017
This week, the EAC released our first-ever Data Interactive using survey responses to the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). For the first time, election officials, academics, advocates, and other stakeholders can examine specific EAVS data not just at the state level, but at the local level as well.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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:
Military and overseas voting
Polling places and poll workers
Election Day activities and voting equipment
Jan 18, 2017
This week, we’ll look at how other stakeholders – other government agencies, academics and interest groups – use the EAVS data to better understand elections.
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."
Jan 03, 2017
Visit us on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook, every day to find out what’s in store for the EAVS. #EAVSdata
Dec 19, 2016
We will provide monthly updates on the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) as well as related news, so look for more information about the survey in the New Year!
Dec 07, 2016
We plan to provide monthly updates on the EAVS as well as related news, so look for more information about the survey in the New Year!
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!
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.
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
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.