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Accessibility

Accessibility for voters with disabilities is an important EAC priority. To highlight best practices in this area, the Commission would like to share accessibility resources.

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For Election Officials

Audit and Recounts

While Election Day marks the end of voters casting ballots, state and local election officials still have a long to-do list to go through after the election. These include the many states that conduct post-election audits of voting systems as well as recounts that may occur in close races.

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Poll Watchers

Educating poll watchers and explaining statutory and administrative processes can help increase confidence in the integrity of elections.

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Security Preparedness

The EAC is working with all levels of government to facilitate the conversation regarding securing the election process and to support election officials' efforts to provide an accessible and secure voting process.

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Managing Election Technology

The primary goals of the Managing Election Technology papers are to help Election Officials identify the primary areas in which they must recognize their role as an IT manager.

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Contingency Plans

In preparation for the 2016 elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is collecting and sharing continuity of operations plans and resources from election officials at the state and local levels.

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Election Toolkit

As the EAC continues to work to serve election officials and voters across the country one of our major areas of focus is providing and sharing resources to help election officials plan for and voters vote in elections.

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Election Workers

Quality poll workers are crucial to every election. In this section you will find a series of helpful tips, new innovations and proven best practices for recruiting, training, managing and retaining Election Workers. 

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For Voters

Vote by Mail

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) are offering to assist the United States Postal Service (USPS) on election mail challenges.

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Election Officials

Tech Time

In a series of videos, leading election officials and stakeholders demonstrate a variety of technology and tools that help election officials use innovative ways to manage and analyze the election process. 

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As the 2018 election cycle ramps up EAC has put together a collection of resources for state and local jurisdictions to help them prepare for state primaries and general elections. In this section, you’ll find some of our most popular resources and shared approaches for how best to inform voters, advocates and the media about state election laws and procedures, voting technology, including how to prepare for and execute an election while also monitoring reports and speculations, managing media relations and maintaining contingency plans.

Election Officials

 

Contingency Plans

In preparation for the 2016 elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission is collecting and sharing continuity of operations plans and resources from election officials at the state and local levels.

Learn More