EAC Seal with the words "Election Assistance Commission Statement"
Aug 18 , 2020

PRESS RELEASE
August 18, 2020
For Immediate Release

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.
Jul 30 , 2018

Silver Spring, Md. – U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman Thomas Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick today issued a joint statement to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Jul 30 , 2018

Noren Served as Boone County Clerk for More Than 30 Years, EAC Board of Advisors Member

Silver Spring, Md. – U.S.

Jan 07 , 2017
Borrowing a pen and a phone from his outgoing boss, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, in a Friday night drop, announced he has designated elections in the United States as critical infrastructure in accordance with Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) #21 (2013). The scope of the designation is vast and includes “at least the information, capabilities, physical assets, and technologies which enable the registration and validation of voters; the casting, transmission, tabulation, and reporting of votes; and the certification, auditing, and verification of elections.”
Sep 08 , 2016
I want to thank you again for coming to this EAC public meeting. I want to take a few moments to speak on the issue at hand, the security of our elections. Particularly, I want to speak (at the risk of being political) on the issue of the Department of Homeland Security’s potential declaration of election systems as critical infrastructure. For those of you who do not know, in response to recent events, the Secretary of Homeland Security has entered into discussions in which it is considering whether or not to declare election systems “critical infrastructure.”
Statement
Jul 26 , 2019
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairwoman Christy McCormick, Vice Chair Ben Hovland, Commissioner Thomas Hicks and Commissioner Donald Palmer today issued the following joint statement to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Jul 25 , 2019
The 2018 midterm elections saw unprecedented levels of coordination between all levels of government and the private sector election companies, and the 2020 election will improve on that effort. Currently, all 50 states are members of the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC), along with more than 1,800 local jurisdictions, and fourteen private sector companies making it the fastest growing ISAC in history.
May 23 , 2019
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairwoman Christy McCormick, Vice Chair Ben Hovland, Commissioner Thomas Hicks, and Commissioner Donald Palmer issued the following statement celebrating this week’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. House of Representatives affirmative vote to grant women the right to vote:
Dec 03 , 2018
U.S .Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick issued this statement following the death of President George H.W. Bush
Nov 06 , 2018
As polls open for Election Day 2018, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) commends the tremendous work of state and local election officials, who spend each day working to ensure secure, accessible and efficient elections. The EAC is proud to stand with them in the work to help America vote.
Oct 29 , 2018
Today marks the 16th anniversary of the signing of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) by President George W. Bush, watershed legislation that improved the accessibility and administration of Federal Elections and established the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to provide guidance and resources to election officials around the country.
Sep 25 , 2018
On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, National Voter Registration Day, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Thomas Hicks and Vice Chair Christy McCormick released the following statement:
Mar 12 , 2018
Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Chairman Thomas Hicks, Vice Chair Christy McCormick, and Commissioner Matthew Masterson today issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of Wendy Noren, who served as Boone County Clerk for over three decades and as a member of the EAC’s Board of Advisors, and lost her long battle with cancer on Sunday.
Jul 26 , 2017
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Matthew V. Masterson, Vice Chair Thomas Hicks, and Commissioner Christy McCormick today issued a joint statement marking the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and noting the importance accessibility protections afforded voters as a result of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002.