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  • EAC Standards Board Unanimously Approves the 17 Core Voting System Principles

    A set of 17 core voting system functions that will guide the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) next generation of Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) was unanimously approved this week by the EAC’s Standards Board. The vote came during the board’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Previously in February, the core principles were adopted for recommendation to the Standards Board during the EAC’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee’s (TGDC).

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  • U.S. Election Assistance Commission Standards Board Meeting Concludes

    San Antonio, Tex. – Today members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Standards Board concluded their annual meeting to discuss the accessibility, accuracy and security of federal elections. The gathering included a vote to name three members to the Standard Board’s Executive Board, including Greg Riddlemoser of Virginia, Reynaldo Valenzuela of Arizona and Genevieve Whitaker of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY, April 26-28: San Antonio Hosts Upcoming U.S. Election Assistance Commission Standards Board Meeting

    San Antonio, Tex. – Members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) Standards Board will meet in San Antonio from April 26-28 to discuss the accessibility, accuracy and security of federal elections. The meeting will include a closed visit to the Wounded Warrior Treatment Center at Fort Sam Houston and an open tour of the Bexar County Election Office. It will also feature presentations from speakers from across the nation, including each of the EAC’s three commissioners and representa​

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  • U.S. EAC Certifies Modifications to OpenElect Voting System 1.3.0.2.

    Silver Spring, Md. – The Election Assistance Commission today certified a modification to Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc.’s OpenElect Voting System 1.3.0.2. voting system, verifying its compliance with current federal standards. The determination came after a thorough test campaign conducted by EAC and Pro V&V in Huntsville, Ala., the commission’s newest testing lab.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: EAC to Host Public Hearing on Critical Infrastructure Designation

    Silver Spring, Md. – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4, to examine how the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to designate election systems as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure will impact state and local election officials. The hearing, chaired by EAC Chairman Matthew V. Masterson, is open to the public and will be available online at www.eac.gov.

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  • As Election Threats Persist, Chairman Masterson Affirms EAC Remains Poised to Support State and Local Response

    As the House Intelligence Committee holds a hearing to examine threats posed by Russia, including potential threats to U.S. elections, Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chair Matthew V. Masterson is assuring state and local election officials that the commission is actively working with other federal agencies to help them navigate challenges posed by those seeking to interfere with the nation’s vote.

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  • FACT SHEET: Election Administration and Voting Survey

    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).

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  • U.S. EAC Certifies Modifications to Hart InterCivic Verity Voting 2.2.1 System

    The Election Assistance Commission today certified a modification to the Hart InterCivic Verity Voting 2.2.1 voting system, verifying its compliance with current federal voting system standards. The determination came after a thorough test campaign conducted by EAC and SLI Global in Wheat Ridge, Colo. The modification is specifically designed to accommodate Michigan’s straight party voting method.

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  • FACT SHEET: Voter Registration List Maintenance

    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.

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  • FACT SHEET: The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's Voting System Testing and Certification Program

    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​

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  • Presidential Commission on Election Administration Presents Recommendations to President Obama

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 – The Presidential Commission on Election Administration today presented President Obama with a series of recommendations designed to help local and state elections officials improve all voters’ experience in casting their ballots. The Report is based on a six-month study conducted by the 10-Member Commission of the problems that have plagued voting in the past and the issues that will confront the American voter in the future.

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  • PCEA Announces Public Meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will convene a public meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ending no later than 12:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Due to limited space members of the public are asked to send their registration requests to mark.nejbauer@supportthevoter.gov. There will be no public comment period

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  • PCEA Announces Public Conference Call on Thursday, November 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, October 30, 2013 — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will convene a public conference call on Thursday, November 14, 2013 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time ending no later than 6:30 p.m. The teleconference is open to the public; interested members of the public may listen to the PCEA discussion using 1-888-606-9808 and pass code 7036450. Members of the public will not have the opportunity to ask questions or otherwise participate in the teleconference.

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  • PCEA Announces Public Meetings on Thursday, September 19, 2013 and Friday, September 20, 2013 Agendas Attached

    WASHINGTON, September 6, 2013 — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will convene public meetings in the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 on Thursday, September 19, 2013 and Friday, September 20, 2013. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the 19th and ending at 4:30, and beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the 20th ending no later than 6:00 p.m.

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  • PCEA Announces Public Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013

    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration will convene a public meeting in the General Services Administration Auditorium, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, on Friday, June 21, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. eastern time, ending no later than 12:00 p.m.

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  • Presidential Commission on Election Administration Launched

    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 — The Presidential Commission on Election Administration was officially launched today, following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access to the polls for all voters.

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