You are now leaving the Election Assistance Commission website. Links from these pages/this page to non-Election Assistance Commission sites do not represent any implicit or explicit endorsement by the Election Assistance Commission of any commercial or private issues or products presented here.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS DATABASE
Verifying the identify of a user, process, device, or component of a system, often as a prerequisite to allowing access to resources in an information system but can also refer to verifying the authenticity of voter or ballot.
|authorized poll agent||
In certain states, a chairperson of an organized party committee, candidate or precinct committee who is appointed to observe an election.
|Automated Voter Registration||
Voter registration system whereby eligible voters are given the option to register to vote electronically whenever they interact with government agencies.
|Automatic Voter Registration (AVR)||
Under an automatic voter registration system, eligible voters are automatically registered to vote whenever they interact with government agencies (e.g., departments of motor vehicles).
|availability||The percentage of time during which a system is operating properly and available for use.|