Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday March 4, 2021

 Annual “Clearie” Awards promote the development and use of best practices in election administration

NEWS

Donald Palmer Begins Term as EAC Chairman

February, 24 2021

PRESS RELEASE
February 24, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Commissioner Donald Palmer began his year-long term as Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). Chairman Palmer will continue to serve alongside newly-elected EAC Vice Chairman Thomas Hicks, and EAC Commissioners Christy McCormick and Ben Hovland.

PRESS RELEASE
February 17, 2021

Results show progress made but obstacles remain for voters with disabilities

For Immediate Release 
February 10, 2021 

Updated guidelines pave way for next generation of voting systems across the country

For Immediate Release 
January 25, 2021 

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

EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Harris County Texas Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria to discuss best practices in election administration for recruiting, training, and retaining poll workers. Check out this video.

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) relaunched the “Women in Elections” series to celebrate Women’s History Month. During March, Commissioners interviewed women who are leading in the election administration and election cybersecurity fields. The EAC is honored to highlight these extraordinary leaders and extend many thanks for letting us share their stories.

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews James City County Virginia Director of Elections and General Registrar Dianna Moorman for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the video.

EAC Chairman Donald Palmer interviews Sherri Wharton Hadskey who is the Commissioner of Elections for the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office to celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the video.

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Gema Howell who is the Computer Scientist and IT Security Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month
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.
EAC Chairman Donald Palmer interviews Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month.

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Martin County Florida Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the interview.

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Bexar County Texas Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen for Women's History Month.
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month