Press Releases

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Annual Clearinghouse “Clearies” Awards Recognize Outstanding Innovations in Elections, and Best Practices in Accessibility and Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Annual Clearinghouse “Clearie” Awards Recognize Outstanding Innovations in Elections, and Best Practices in Accessibility and Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

 

U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Annual Clearinghouse “Clearie” Awards Recognize Outstanding Innovations in Elections, and Best Practices in Accessibility and Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Annual Clearinghouse “Clearie” Awards Recognize Outstanding Innovations in Elections, and Best Practices in Accessibility and Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers

On Friday, Nov. 15, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) issued a Notice of Clarification for Software de minimis changesDownload PDF(opens in new tab). A de minimis change is a change to a certified voting system’s hardware, software, TDP, or data, the nature of which will not materially alter the system’s reliability, functionality, capability, or operation.
On Friday, Nov. 1, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year 2020 OIG Audit Work PlanDownload PDF(opens in new tab). The plan includes audits of six states’ election security grant funds, which were part of the $380 million grant funding(opens in new tab) Congress appropriated in 2018.

Factsheets

Elections generate a tremendous amount of data that can be collected and analyzed to improve voter experience and guide how officials administer elections. All of this data is collected regularly by the thousands of jurisdictions that oversee elections across the country. Since 2004 the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has captured and analyzed much of this data for all states and territories via our Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).
An important part of the EAC’s mission is to support state and local election officials in their efforts to ensure accessible, accurate and secure elections. This fact sheet highlights how states conduct list maintenance, the importance of accurate voter registration lists, and the National Voter Registration Act’s provisions to ensure voter lists are maintained. It also gives guidance for voters wishing to proactively check the status of their own voter registration.
For more than a decade, the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program has assisted state and local election officials by providing timely and accurate voting machine testing. This program is a requirement of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, legislation that created the EAC and mandated that the Commission provide certification, decertification, and recertification of voting systems, as well as the accreditation of voting system testing laboratories. This legislation marked the first time
More than 35 million Americans with disabilities, roughly one-sixth of the total electorate, are eligible to vote in the United States. This accounts for a broad range of disabilities, including mobility, communicative, physical, and cognitive impairments. This ever-growing population of voters also faces educational, cultural and political barriers that can make participating in elections even more difficult. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has a strong commitment to working with

Blogs

Good News! The EAC released the updated EAVS Data Interactive this week. The EAVS Data Interactive is a visualization tool that makes it easier to understand the survey responses in the 2018 EAVS.

This blog is an effort to keep everyone informed of the progress of voting systems that are in the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program.

 

 

MicroVote 4.3-A: Project Manager – Paul Aumayr; VSTL – Pro V&V

The application was received on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 and the test plan was approved on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. The final test report was received on Monday, November 4th, 2019

 

This blog is an effort to keep everyone informed of the progress of voting systems that are in the EAC’s Testing and Certification Program. Clear Ballot ClearVote 2.0: Project Manager – Paul Aumayr; VSTL – Pro V&V The application was approved on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 and the test plan was approved on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019. The final test report was received on Monday, September 30th, 2019. The system was granted initial certification on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 with the final decision of certification being granted on Monday, October 21st, 2019.

This year’s EAC Clearinghouse Awards competition will accept submissions for a special new category: original and creative “I voted” stickers. The EAC announced this category in September when it launched the 2019 Clearies.  Below are additional details about our fun new contest. We hope you will reach out and submit your own homegrown stickers!   

This year’s EAC Clearinghouse Awards competition will accept submissions for a special new category: original and creative “I voted” stickers. The EAC announced this category in September when it launched the 2019 Clearies.  Below are additional details about our fun new contest. We hope you will reach out and submit your own homegrown stickers!   
As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October is a great time to highlight Securing WisVote, a 2018 Clearie awardee in the Outstanding Innovations in Elections category.