“The EAC will continue working with federal and state partners to ensure election officials can go about their work safely”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairwoman Christy McCormick, Vice Chairman Ben Hovland, Commissioner Donald Palmer, and Commissioner Thomas Hicks issued the following joint statement on the suspicious letters recently sent to election officials in multiple states:
“The latest reports of suspicious mail being sent to election offices is a stark reminder of the challenges that state and local election officials have faced in recent years. These envelopes were intended to cause confusion, anger, and fear in election officials. However, election officials nationwide will continue to serve as professionals administering free and fair elections. No public servant should have to face intimidation or threats at work. As we approach the 2024 primaries and general election, it is critical that we support and protect the hardworking Americans who administer our elections and serve voters.
Threats and actions taken against election officials should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The EAC will continue working with federal and state partners to ensure election officials can go about their work safely.”
For more information about the EAC’s efforts to support the security of election officials, visit eac.gov/election-officials/election-official-security.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate, and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. The EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit www.eac.gov.
EAC Contact: Kristen Muthig
Email: [email protected]