Jun 07 , 2018

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) administers the biennial Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) to collect state-by-state data on the administration of federal elections. In June of 2017, the EAC released the most recent survey with data from the 2016 election.

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Aug 27 , 2010
Election officials understand that the voting process does not end on election night. A close contest can be part of an election as it is not uncommon for a handful of votes to determine the outcome of the election. A recount provides an opportunity for an election official to ensure that all the ballots cast are counted accurately and that the correct candidate or ballot issue wins. This chapter gives information on types of recounts according to state requirements, timelines for completion, training for and cost of a recount among other important issues.
May 13 , 2010
This chapter references the standards, procedures, and actions election officials might take to protect voting systems and related facilities and equipment from natural and environmental hazards, tampering, vandalism, and theft. This chapter includes sections about conducting a security review, issues with paper ballots, personnel, voting equipment, and peripheral devices. It also highlights potential security concerns at various points during the election process.
May 13 , 2010
Provides information about optical scan voting systems and suggestions for administrative practices to consider before implementing a central count optical scan voting system. The guide discusses other considerations about switching to a central count optical scan voting system including voter intent determinations, voter education, blank ballots, over votes and under votes, polling place and central count locations.
May 13 , 2010
Provides information and steps for preparing and printing ballots including reviewing voting system documentation and procedures for recording the audio ballot, It includes considerations for state laws relating to the order and rotation of candidates’ names as well as headers and font size on the ballot. This guide also provides information about pre-election testing of hardware and developing an internal checklist for an audit trail with suggestions for logic and accuracy testing.
May 13 , 2010
Easily understood ballots are important for a successful election. This chapter discusses issues common to all types of ballots (paper-based and electronic) and highlights specific considerations for touch screen ballots, optical scan ballots, and audio ballots. It concludes with information about testing and validating of the ballots before use in an election.
May 13 , 2010
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.
Jun 07 , 2018
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released a brief today on the rate in which provisional ballots are issued and counted during federal elections, and the impact of different state policies on provisional ballot usage and acceptance. This is the fifth and final in a series of “deep dives” into election administration trends and voting behavior ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The brief analyzes data from the 2016 EAVS.