United States Election Assistance Comittee

Register to Vote!

Use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register to vote, update your registration information with a new name or address, or register with a political party.

Note: If you wish to vote absentee and are a uniformed service member or family member or a citizen living outside the U.S., contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program to register to vote.

EAC Newsletters
and Updates

Sign up to receive information about EAC activities including public meetings, webcasts, reports and grants.

Give Us Your Feedback

Share your feedback on EAC policy proposalsElection Resource Library materials, and OpenEAC activities. Give feedback on general issues, including the Web site, through our Contact Us page.

Military and Overseas Voters

EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more

View All Comments

Chapter 6: Pre-Election and Parallel Testing


George Gilbert Says

This document does not, in large measure, reflect the conclusions of the focus group assembled to compile it. I raised this objection at the time the first draft was circulated and did not hear any more about it. My chief objections were, and are, the relative uselessness of parallel and post-election testing. While there was not a consensus on this view, it was certainly the majority opinion. Further, the recommendation regarding test voting every DRE device used in an election fails to take into account variations among DRE systems in how individual terminals are loaded with the ballot. For those systems where voting devices for a precinct are loaded with the election from a single "master" cartridge, vote testing each device is an expensive and time consuming redundancy. Overall, the content of this chapter was largely predetermined by the staff (and contractors) to which its development was assigned. The input of the focus group received minimal consideration. As a practical guide to voting system testing, it has little value and places local jurisdictions at unnecessary risk of challenge for not following its guidelines.

Results: 1 Comment(s) Found.

Back to Document