The EAC is currently implementing the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the eighth national survey of its kind. The EAVS is the agency’s biennial survey that collects the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration from nearly 6,500 local election jurisdictions across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The EAVS collects state-by-state, jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction data on a wide variety of election administration topics, including voter registration, military and overseas voting, domestic civilian by-mail voting, polling operations, provisional ballots, voter participation, and election technology. The 2018 EAVS comprehensive report and dataset will be submitted to Congress and released to the public on June 30, 2019.
Since 2014 this data has been combined into a single report. Prior to 2014, the data was presented in three reports – the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) report, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) report, and the Election Day Survey. Additionally, in 2008 the EAC began administering the Statutory Overview survey alongside the EAVS, which asked states a series of open-ended questions about their election laws, definitions, and procedures. For 2018, the Statutory Overview has been replaced with the Election Administration Policy Survey (Policy Survey).
Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS)
- 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey Instrument
Webinar: Overview of the 2018 EAVS
Bootcamps: EAVS Section by Section
Election Administration Policy Survey (Policy Survey)
- 2018 Election Administration Policy Survey Instrument (formerly the Statutory Overview)