United States Election Assistance Comittee

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If your question was not answered, contact EAC Payments and Grants Director Monica Evans via e-mail havafunding@eac.gov or by phone at (866) 747-1471. 

Military and Overseas Voters

EAC has several projects under way to assist states in serving military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. Learn more

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Help America Vote Mock Election Program

The purpose of the program is to allow students to become familiar with voting processes and technologies so that when they become eligible to vote they will be more comfortable with their civic duties. EAC is particularly interested in funding opportunities that promote the use of voting machines through partnerships with local election officials. Project funds must be used for tasks and activities that are carried out without partisan bias and without promoting any particular political point of view regarding any election issue or candidate. The Mock Election Program grants are authorized under Section 295 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).

2010 Help America Vote Mock Election Program

EAC made available up to $300,000 in grant funds for the first year of a possible three-year award to organize and administer mock elections for high school students. The application deadline was March 9, 2010 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

2009 Help America Vote Mock Election Program

The Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 111-8) provides funds for EAC to award competitive grants for operating a program of simulated elections for students in secondary education programs. The EAC awarded $597,220 to organizations under this program in 2004, 2005 and 2008.

EAC is awarding $300,000 in grants for mock election programs aimed at secondary school students. The application deadline was June 30, 2009.

2008 Help America Vote Mock Election Program