Election Management Guidelines
EMG Chapter 6: Pre-Election and Parallel Testing
This chapter reviews pre-election Logic and Accuracy (L&A) testing, which is the act of testing every ballot style and every component of the voting system prior to the election. The chapter also includes sections about parallel testing before and during Election Day and post-election testing for election officials to consider. Testing helps to ensure that elections are administered in a fair, accurate, and transparent manner.
EMG Chapter 7: Absentee Voting and Vote by Mail
Ballots are cast by mail in every State. However, the management of absentee voting and vote by mail varies through the nation based on State law. Differences relate to State laws, rules and regulations that control which voters can request a ballot by mail. This chapter provides information including and specific procedures on ballot preparation, mailing, reception, processing, storage, and security.
EMG Chapter 8: Uniformed and Overseas Citizens
Military and overseas voters face unique challenges in registering to vote, requesting and receiving a blank ballot, and returning their voted ballots. The Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act ensures the rights of absent uniformed services and overseas voters to register to vote and to cast absentee ballots for Federal offices. This chapter covers the basics for anyone wishing to understand overseas voting, its challenges along with resources for local election officials. This chapter was published before the MOVE Act was signed into law in October 2009.
EMG Chapter 9: Polling Place and Vote Center Management
Polling places and vote centers provide locations at which registered voters are able to cast a ballot at an in-person facility. This chapter gives information on locating sites, reviews the recommended guidelines for polling places based on the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, including locating polling places, inspection requirements, and detailed step-by-step suggestions for evaluating potential polling places.
Hansen ballot prep presentation
November 17, 2011 Roundtable Agenda
Ten New Quick Start Guides & Tips for Election Officials
EAC has ten new Quick Start Guides available with concise tips for election officials. The guides offer quick tips on: (1) Educating Poll Watchers; (2) Disaster and Contingency Planning; (3) Managing Provisional Ballots; (4) Conducting Election Audits; (5) Serving UOCAVA Voters; (6) Managing Alternative Voting Method; (7) Managing the Voting Process; (8) Employing Effective Poll Workers; (9) Strengthening Voter Education Programs; and (10) Making Election Data Pay Off. We also posted Voter Tips with FAQ facts to help and encourage voters to become familiar with the voting process in your state
Tips for Making Voting Accessible
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Help America Vote Act (HAVA) require that all Americans have the same opportunity to participate in the voting process, privately and independently. These six tips and examples can help you make voting accessible to everyone in your jurisdiction
Tips for Voters With Disabilities
Before you vote in the next election, know the voting process in your State. The following ten tips from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission examine the options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently