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The Clearinghouse Awards, also known as the “Clearie” Awards, are presented annually across the U.S. for best practices in election administration by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the EAC is charged with serving as a clearinghouse for election administration information. To further this mission, the EAC launched the Clearies in 2016 to promote best practices in elections and celebrate the accomplishments of election officials. 

The EAC is excited to recognize the hard work and innovation of the 2021 Clearie Winners. The EAC is also recognizing 14 jurisdictions with 2021 Clearie Honorable Mention awards.

2021 Clearinghouse Award Categories

Outstanding Innovations in Elections

Improving Accessibility For Voters With Disabilities 

Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers 

Creative and Original “I Voted” Sticker Design  

Outstanding Innovation in Election Cybersecurity and Technology 

Outstanding Use of HAVA Grants in Election Modernization 

Outstanding Election Official Association Program 

 

 

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Outstanding Innovations in Elections ‐ Large Jurisdictions 

Outstanding Innovations in Elections ‐ Small/Medium Jurisdictions 

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Improving Accessibility For Voters With Disabilities 

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Best Practices in Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers 

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Creative and Original “I Voted” Sticker Design  

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Outstanding Innovation in Election Cybersecurity and Technology 

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Outstanding Use of HAVA Grants in Election Modernization 

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Outstanding Election Official Association Program 

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