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In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the EAC announces an information collection and seeks public comment

2018 EAVS Data Interactive
Dec 16 , 2019

Good News! The EAC released the updated EAVS Data Interactive this week. The EAVS Data Interactive is a visualization tool that makes it easier to understand the survey responses in the 2018 EAVS.

Public comments are invited.
VVSG Public Hearing
VVSG Public Hearing
Jul 17 , 2018
Panelists discussed using data to recruit poll workers and distribution of voting machines and other resources. Moderator: Charles Stewart Panelist: Neal Kelley, Melissa Frey, Ben Uminsky
Jan 17 , 2018
Dec 14 , 2016
Sean Greene of the EAC and Dr. Thad Hall of the Fors Marsh Group discuss the process for states to complete the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section B of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section D of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section F of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section A of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section C of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Dec 01 , 2016
This video describes the contents of and how to complete Section E of the Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Nov 14 , 2016
This video shows how states can upload and download videos to the 2016 EAVS web portal.
Nov 14 , 2016
This video walks through how to use the form view template to respond to the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Nov 14 , 2016
This video walks through how to use the worksheet view template to respond to the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Nov 10 , 2016
This video walks through how to use the data aggregate template to respond to the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey.
Nov 02 , 2016
Advocacy Group Series. U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks talks with several advocacy groups about what they are doing to help voters vote for the 2016 Election. Part 1 - Chairman Thomas Hicks talks to Co-Director Marcia Johnson-Blanco from Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. #BeReady16
Nov 02 , 2016
Advocacy Group Series. U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks talks with several advocacy groups about what they are doing to help voters vote for the 2016 Election. Part 3 - Chairman Thomas Hicks talks to Voter Rights Specialist Michelle Bishop from the National Disability Rights Network.
Nov 02 , 2016
Advocacy Group Series. U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks talks with several advocacy groups about what they are doing to help voters vote for the 2016 Election. Part 2 - Chairman Thomas Hicks talks to Director of Census and Voting Terry Ao Minnis from Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC.
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.

May 01 , 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.

Oct 17 , 2017
Voting in the Unites States in the 21st century has undergone some significant changes since the Norman Rockwell image of the voter in the polling booth. One of the most significant changes is the trend of more and more people receiving and casting ballots before Election Day. Each state has its own laws and regulations governing when, where, and how voters can cast ballots. All states allow for some form of absentee voting by mail, however this process is administered in different ways by the states.
Mar 06 , 2017
The survey is made up of three separate surveys: the 2004 Election Day Survey, the 2003-2004 National Voter Registration Act Survey and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey.
Mar 06 , 2017
This data set includes the 2004 EAVS and UOCAVA survey data.
Mar 06 , 2017

In the fall of 2004, the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) distributed the first-ever Election Day Survey, requesting voting and elections information from election administrators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The state administrators worked with local election officials to complete the survey.

Mar 06 , 2017
EAC combined 3 required surveys – the 2006 EAVS Survey, the 2005-2006 National Voter Registration Act Survey and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey. Published October 2007.
Oct 20 , 2016
Connecticut L A Report Final 2014 October 20 2016
Sep 01 , 2016
2016 Statutory Overview Instrument
Sep 01 , 2016
2016 EAVS Instrument
Jun 07 , 2010
EAC combined 3 required surveys – the 2008 EAVS Survey, the 2007-2008 National Voter Registration Act Survey and the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act Survey. Published October 2009.
May 20 , 2010
This document provides information to election officials responsible for completing EAC’s Election Administration and Voting Survey.
May 19 , 2010
These data detail the number of UOCAVA ballots sent, received, and counted, and provide key findings and analysis from the 2006 Election Administration and Voting Survey. Includes the UOCAVA data set.
Jun 26 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released findings from the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive source of state- and local jurisdiction-level data about election administration in the United States. The EAC also hosted an Election Data Summit in the Russell Senate Office Building from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET to correspond with the release of the 2018 EAVS.
Jun 12 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host the 2019 Election Data Summit on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301 (Senate Rules and Administration Committee Hearing Room). The event coincides with the release of the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) and will feature expert speakers examining how to use data to help America vote.
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.
May 01 , 2018
Silver Spring, Md. – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released a brief today on evolving election technology and its implications for election efficiency, integrity, accessibility, voter experience and confidence, and the roles of election officials at all levels. This is the fourth in a series of “deep dives” into election administration trends and voting behavior ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
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.
Dec 19 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Dec 18 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Dec 15 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Dec 14 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Dec 13 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Dec 13 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released the EAVS Data Interactive, a new data visualization tool that allows users to pull data most relevant to them from the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data on election administration in the United States.
Nov 15 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released a brief today that shows a decline in the number of physical polling places across the country, the continued challenges jurisdictions report facing in recruiting poll workers, and age data for poll workers. This is the third in a series of “deep dives” into election administration trends and voting behavior ahead of the 2018 election cycle.
Oct 17 , 2017
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released a brief on the growing trend of states offering early, no-excuse absentee and mail voting, and the increasing number of voters casting ballots before Election Day. This brief is the second in a series of “deep dives” into election administration trends and voting behavior ahead of the 2018 election cycle.
Sep 20 , 2017
The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released what will be the first in a series of “deep dives” into election administration trends and voting behavior ahead of the 2018 election cycle. The first brief focuses on the impact of technology, methods of voter enrollment and list maintenance techniques on voter registration.
Jun 29 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission today released the 2016 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), the most comprehensive nationwide data about election administration in the United States. The survey is a deep dive into a wealth of election and voting data and includes findings such as an increase in registered voters since 2012, a growing number of Americans voting before Election Day and a larger number of jurisdictions using technologies such as e-poll books.
Mar 15 , 2017
Elections generate a tremendous amount of data that can be collected and analyzed to improve voter experience and guide how officials administer elections. All of this data is collected regularly by the thousands of jurisdictions that oversee elections across the country. Since 2004 the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has captured and analyzed much of this data for all states and territories via our Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).
Sep 24 , 2009
The United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today released its 2006 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) Report, a collection of data from the states about UOCAVA voting. The survey was released at today’s Facilitating the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act conference. The report and other materials from the conference are available at www.eac.gov.
Jan 03 , 2017
Visit us on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook, every day to find out what’s in store for the EAVS. #EAVSdata
Nov 03 , 2016
In the coming months after the election, states will begin responding to the 2016 EAVS which will provide final data about early and absentee voting, as well as plenty of other election administration data. Stay tuned for updates in 2017!