EAC Celebrates Black History Month. Excellence in Election Administration series
Feb 25 , 2021

EAC Commissioners Ben Hovland, Don Palmer, Christy McCormick and Tom Hicks recognize Black History Month, February 2021. Check out this video.

Image of EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick with a quote that says, "It was a privilege to speak with these outstanding professionals about their achievements in recognition of Women’s History Month 2021. The contributions of these incredible women, who continue to lead in the election administration and cybersecurity, help us improve election infrastructure, security, and access at the local, state, and federal levels of government. I am hopeful their stories will encourage and inspire future leaders..."
Mar 31 , 2021

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) relaunched the “Women in Elections” series to celebrate Women’s History Month. During March, Commissioners interviewed women who are leading in the election administration and election cybersecurity fields. The EAC is honored to highlight these extraordinary leaders and extend many thanks for letting us share their stories.

Women in Elections Q and A Series with Dianna Moorman James City County Virginia Director of Elections and General Registrar. EAC Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 30 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews James City County Virginia Director of Elections and General Registrar Dianna Moorman for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the video.

Women in Elections Q and A Series with Jacquelyn Callanen Election Administratior Bexar County, TX. EAC Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 08 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Bexar County Texas Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen for Women's History Month.
Women in Elections Q and A Series with Amelia Powers Gardner Utah County Clerk/ Auditor. EAC Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 05 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Utah County Clerk/Auditor Amelia Powers Gardner for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month
Women in Elections Q and A Series with Vicki Davis Martin County Supervisor of Elections. EAC Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 10 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Martin County Florida Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month. Check out the interview.

Women in Elections Q and A Series with Gema Howell IT Security Engineer with NIST. EAC Celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 25 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick interviews Gema Howell who is the Computer Scientist and IT Security Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Women in Elections Series to celebrate Women's History Month
Jan 07 , 2017
U.S. EAC Public Meeting December 15, 2016 - Chairman Thomas Hicks Statement at Public Meeting.
Dec 13 , 2016
On Election Day 2016, our EAC Commissioners and our EAC Testing and Certification Department traveled throughout the United States observing elections in many different counties and many different states. This video shows a collection of the people and places they saw and the events that took place on Election Day 2016.
Register to Vote and Keep Your Promise
Sep 03 , 2019

Registering to vote is much more than a bureaucratic formality. It’s a promise to participate in shaping our representative democracy by casting your ballot. And, it’s this sacred privilege of voting that makes National Voter Registration Day such an important event. It’s a time when Americans from all walks of life come together to encourage more citizens to take the first official step toward exercising one of their most important civic duties.

Jul 10 , 2019
the Commissioners of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, recognize the fourth Tuesday of each September as National Voter Registration Day and commit to joining national efforts to support voter registration and participation in elections.
Sep 08 , 2016
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Jul 16 , 2019
As it marks the fourth annual National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) REV UP Campaign, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today reaffirmed its commitment to ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballot privately and independently – voting rights rooted in the Help America Vote Act and championed by the Commission.
Feb 22 , 2019
Commissioner Christy McCormick has been elected the new Chairwoman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a position she will hold for one year. McCormick will continue to serve alongside newly-elected EAC Vice Chairman Ben Hovland, and EAC Commissioners Thomas Hicks and Donald Palmer.
Feb 06 , 2019
Today, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman EAC administered the oath of office to newly appointed EAC Commissioners Benjamin Hovland and Donald Palmer. Hovland and Palmer join current Chairman Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick, marking the first time in a decade that the commission has had a full quorum of Commissioners.
Jan 03 , 2018
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will host an all-day summit to highlight a spectrum of issues that state and local election officials will face as they work to administer secure, accessible and efficient 2018 federal elections. The event will feature keynote speakers and expert panelists who will address topics such as election security, voting accessibility, and how to use election data to improve the voter experience.
Oct 14 , 2017
Members of the Elections Government Sector Coordinating Council (GCC) adopted a charter to guide its operations moving forward. The GCC, which will inform how the Department of Homeland Security works with state and local jurisdictions to implement its designation of elections systems as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, includes all U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner (EAC) commissioners.
Mar 28 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) conducted a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we interviewed several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county level, and within academia, and shared their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. We are completing our 2019 series by turning the tables and asking a few questions of the series’ interviewer, EAC Chairwoman.
Mar 25 , 2019
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county level, and within academia, and share their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow the conversation online at #WomeninElections.
Mar 19 , 2019
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county, and within academia, and share their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow the conversation online at #WomeninElections.
Mar 14 , 2019
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county level, and within academia, and share their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow the conversation online at #WomeninElections.
Mar 12 , 2019
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county, and within academia, and share their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow the conversation online at #WomeninElections.
Mar 08 , 2019
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the Secretary of State and county, and within academia, and share their insight about elections on the EAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Follow the conversation online at #WomeninElections.
Mar 04 , 2019
A hundred years ago, Congress passed the 19th amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. It took another year for the States to ratify the amendment, and it radically changed the makeup of our American electorate. Just a month ago, in his State of the Union Address, the President stated to great cheers and chants of “USA! USA!” from both sides of the aisle, that we “have more women serving in Congress than in any time before.”
Mar 30 , 2018
The EAC is concluding our Women in Elections series with a conversation between EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick and Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State and President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).
Mar 22 , 2018
The EAC continues the Women in Elections series with a conversation between EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick and Veronica Degraffenreid, Election Preparation & Support Manager for the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement (State Board).
Mar 19 , 2018
We are continuing our Women in Elections series with a conversation between EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick and Monica Flores, Administrative Manager for the Los Angeles County Voting Solutions for All People initiative (VSAP).
Mar 14 , 2018
The EAC has launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, we will interview several women at the heart of elections at the federal, Secretary of State, state election director and county level. We are beginning the series with a conversation between EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick and Meghan Kelly, State Legislative Affairs Specialist for the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).
Jan 05 , 2018
A recent House of Delegates race in Virginia played out in the national spotlight due to its razor-thin margin, the back-and-forth results between candidates Shelly Simonds and David Yancey, and the political stakes associated with the ultimate winner. No matter which candidate ultimately is declared the next delegate to represent Virginia’s 94th district, the race has offered a powerful teaching moment about American elections and the impact of every single vote.