Blogs related to important developments and innovations in election administration around the country.

  • Celebrating Your Election Day Successes

    Nov 26, 2018
    The November 30 deadline to enter the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) 2018 Clearinghouse competition is right around the corner. We want to hear from you about the initiatives that produced positive results during this election season. It’s easy to enter and a great way to celebrate your office’s successes.
  • EAC “Clearies” Honor Innovation, Leadership in Elections Administration

    Oct 02, 2018
    What’s your secret to a successful election that serves the needs of voters? The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) invites you to tell the commission about your work and enter it for consideration in the third annual national competition for best practices in election administration.
  • Defining and Piloting Risk-Limiting Audits

    Aug 09, 2018
    As states look to bolster election security, many jurisdictions are refining their post-election audit processes or piloting new initiatives, including risk-limiting audits (RLAs).
  • Deep Dives Provide Insight into Election Administration

    Jun 08, 2018
    Recently, the EAC released its last in a series of deep dives into the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS). These briefs provide an in-depth look at a variety of issues related to administering elections and use data to help better understand these issues.
  • Angelo Mino: 20 Years of Preserving and Celebrating Democracy

    May 24, 2018
    Election workers are vital to the administration of elections. However, their work and stories are largely overlooked. This month, the EAC is featuring the stories of several of these unsung heroes. For this latest edition, we spoke with Angelo H. Mino, who has served as an election worker in Johnson County, Kansas for 20 years.
  • List Maintenance in the National Voter Registration Act

    Mar 30, 2018
    The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), sometimes referred to as the “Motor Voter Act,” establishes certain voter registration requirements with respect to elections for federal office. Section 8, for example, contains provisions relevant to maintaining accurate voter registration lists and protections against inadvertently removing properly registered voters.
  • NASS Overview of Voter Registration

    Mar 23, 2018
    The EAC has highlighted various approaches and resources states provide on voter list maintenance during List Maintenance Month. This week, the EAC is sharing an in-depth report from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). Originally released in 2009, NASS updated the “Maintenance of State Voter Registration Lists: A Review of Relevant Policies and Procedures” last December.
  • State List Maintenance Procedures

    Mar 16, 2018
    During List Maintenance Month, we are sharing information and resources from a number of states. This week, we are highlighting reports from the Pennsylvania Department of State, the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the Indiana Election Division and the California Secretary of State.
  • Voter List Maintenance: News and Updates

    Mar 09, 2018
    In the coming weeks, the EAC will revisit some of the efforts made by election officials to keep voter rolls accurate, as well as highlight and update related research and news. Today, we focus on Virginia and its detailed information on how voter list maintenance is conducted.
  • #Countdown18 - Key Election Dates and Information

    Feb 21, 2018
    To serve our clearinghouse function, and help voters get registered and participate in these upcoming elections, the EAC recently updated its website with key dates and election information on federal elections in 2018.
  • More People Are Voting by Mail – Are Your Mailings Ready?

    Feb 13, 2018
    Voting by mail is becoming more prominent as more voters cast their ballot before Election Day. Recent data shows that as many as two in five ballots cast in federal elections are the result of absentee, mail or early voting.
  • Port Huron Township Models Best Practices with Simplified Poll Worker Training

    Feb 08, 2018
    In November of 2017, the EAC announced the winners of our annual national competition for best practices in election administration, also known as the “Clearies.” Leading up to the 2018 elections, we will be periodically highlighting both Clearie winners and entries that didn’t receive an award, but still provide good models for election officials. It is our hope these best practices will help election officials enhance their processes and prepare for future elections.
  • Looking Back at the EAC Summit: The 2018 Federal Election

    Jan 16, 2018
    More than 175 election officials, voting rights activists, academics and others in the election community attended the EAC summit, which featured keynote speakers and expert on topics such as election security, voting accessibility, and how to use election data to improve the voter experience.
  • Getting Ready for the EAC’s 2018 Federal Election Summit

    Jan 09, 2018
    The EAC will host an all-day summit highlighting a spectrum of issues that state and local election officials will face as they work to administer secure, accessible and efficient federal elections in the coming year. Expert speakers and panelists will discuss critical issues, such as election security, voting accessibility, and how to use election data to improve the voter experience.
  • Colorado’s Implementation of Risk-Limiting Audits

    Oct 30, 2017
    Colorado is pioneering a new method of auditing elections known as a risk-limiting audit (RLA) that improves the integrity of the election process and sets the standard for other local and state election officials to follow. The promise of this effort can be attributed to a six-year collaboration between state and county election officials, voting system providers, subject matter experts, and election advocates.