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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released findings from the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive source of state- and local jurisdiction-level data about election administration in the United States. The EAC also hosted an Election Data Summit in the Russell Senate Office Building from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET to correspond with the release of the 2018 EAVS.
Following the publication of Sue Halpern's June 11 article "Mitch McConnell is Making the 2020 Election Open Season for Hackers," the EAC submitted a Letter to the Editor clarifying errors and mischaracterizations in the piece. The New Yorker chose not to publish the letter. The following were among the items the EAC addressed:
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host the 2019 Election Data Summit on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301 (Senate Rules and Administration Committee Hearing Room). The event coincides with the release of the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) and will feature expert speakers examining how to use data to help America vote.
In order to ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to submit their comments on the next generation of Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG 2.0), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has extended the public comment period until 5:00 p.m. EST on June 7, 2019.
In order to avoid potential email-based security threats we have changed our process to receive VVSG 2.0 comments via an online form, further protected by captcha technology, which we believe also protects the integrity of the submission process.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairwoman Christy McCormick, Vice Chair Ben Hovland, Commissioner Thomas Hicks, and Commissioner Donald Palmer issued the following statement celebrating this week’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives affirmative vote to grant women the right to vote: