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Clearies Best Practices conversation series wrap up with Patrick Leahy Senior Advisor for Government Affairs and Public Policy U.S. Election Assistance Commission
May 07 , 2021

The EAC would like to thank all who entered the 2020 National Clearinghouse Awards competition, or Clearies, for best practices and innovations in election administration. The EAC Commissioners, judges, and staff were impressed with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of election officials from large to small jurisdictions who navigated record voter turnout in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clearie Best Practices Voters with Disabilities: Meagan Wolfe and Dean Logan
Apr 15 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California and Meagan Wolfe, Administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with Meagan Wolf and Dean Logan
Apr 15 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California and Meagan Wolfe, Administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities.

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Feb 17 , 2021

PRESS RELEASE
February 17, 2021

Results show progress made but obstacles remain for voters with disabilities

Two bar graphs, one showing the number of by-mail ballots transmitted, returned, and status unknown in presidential elections years (2008, 2012, 2016) and the other bar graph showing the number of by-mail ballots transmitted, returned, and status unknown in midterm election years (2010, 2014, 2018). For 2008, 28,465,784 ballots were transmitted, 23,073,382 ballots were returned, and 1,605,620 ballots were deemed status unknown. For 2012, 33,070,385 ballots were transmitted, 27,624,254 ballots were returned,
Oct 22 , 2020

Many states are expanding and encouraging the use of vote by mail options for the 2020 elections, largely due to voter safety concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. While these concerns have elevated the topic of voting by mail nationally, data shows that voters have utilized the option to vote absentee or by mail in increasing numbers for the last decade.

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Aug 17 , 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY
August 17, 2020

 

The roundtable is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to offer additional resources regarding elections and the pandemic

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Sep 23 , 2019
The new school year is in full swing across the United States, which makes this a fitting time to highlight a Clearie award winner in the category of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Election Workers. This week, I caught up with Megan Anderson, Principal of Ely Memorial High School, to discuss their collaborative effort pairing students and veterans to serve at the polls.
Roundtable on Helping Veterans with Disabilities in the voting process
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Democracy Fund Voice convened election officials, voting rights groups, and other experts to meet and share best practices and tools for effective language assistance.
Oct 16 , 2018
* Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, Florida * EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick, Moderator * Sherry Poland, Director, Hamilton County, OH, Board of Elections * Secretary of State Mac Warner, West Virginia * Secretary of State Wayne
Jun 12 , 2017
Workshop 2. Programming Voting Equipment. Programming equipment to display more than one language accurately and effectively is key to ensuring a voter correctly and efficiently casts their ballot. Facilitator – Ryan Macias at 2017 Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 12 , 2017
Panelists: Matt Masterson, Craig Latimer, Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, James Tucker and Andy Kang at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 12 , 2017
Workshop 1 - Maximizing Language Services and Election Materials: Hear analysis on the current state of language services options, with insight from work at the federal level. In order to understand gaps in information and help generate ideas on ways to improve election materials design at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 12 , 2017
Moderator – Adam Ambrogi and Panelists: Jonathan Stein, Indra Arriaga, Julie Wise, Brittnie Baker at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 12 , 2017
Summit Talk with Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 10 , 2017
Panelists: Matt Masterson, State Senator David W. Marsden, Adam Ambrogi, Rosie O’Neil and Cameron Sasnett at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 10 , 2017
Summit Talk with Jennifer Driver, Manager of Education and Training, Welcome America at Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 10 , 2017
Panel 2. Updates to Section 203 Coverage and Newly Covered Jurisdictions Moderator – Tom Hicks, Panelists: James Whitehorne, Cameron Sasnett, Erin Hustings, Deanna Kitamura, Leonard Gorman at the Language Access for Voters Summit
Jun 21 , 2016
EAC 5 5 16 Board of Advisors Verbatim
Jul 06 , 2016
EAC 5 4 5 16 Board of Advisors DRAFT wm
Jun 21 , 2016
EAC 5 4 16 Board of Advisors Verbatim
Jun 10 , 2016
Accessibiity Testimonies Adobe DC
Jul 19 , 2017

>> Chairman Masterson:  Good morning and welcome to everyone both here at the EAC offices and virtually on YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites. My name is Matt Masterson and I am Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission.

 

Feb 23 , 2017
Who Converts to Vote-By-Mail Evidence From a Field Experiment
Sep 07 , 2016
EAC 5 25 16 DRAFT add
Aug 15 , 2016
MIN(D)ING THE VOTER FILE AT THE RRCC August 15 2016
May 19 , 2016
Checklist Securing VR Data FINAL May 19 2016
Apr 26 , 2016
Your Federal Voting Rights 8 5x11 April 27 2016
Mar 10 , 2016
8 Elections Policy Manual Ballot Processing and Voter Intent March 10 2016
Mar 04 , 2016
Materials Denver Elections Division Combined 2015 10 21
Feb 11 , 2016
2016 Voter Information Map Final
Feb 10 , 2016
2016 Voter Information Map 20160204015404 final
Oct 26 , 2011
2012 Voter's Guide English
Oct 24 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Cherokee
Oct 24 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Yupik
Oct 21 , 2011
High Res Outlined EAC VotersGuide 2012 Navajo
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Vietnamese
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Tagalog
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res Outlined EAC VotersGuide 2012 Chinese
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res Outlined EAC VotersGuide 2012 Korean
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Dakota
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res EAC VotersGuide 2012 Spanish
Oct 12 , 2011
High Res Outlined EAC VotersGuide 2012 Japanese
Aug 27 , 2010
Elections are in the spotlight more than ever, and voters and candidates receive information on the elections process from multiple outlets. The chapter offers suggestions regarding planning, timelines, and materials that an election official may use to effectively communicate with the public. The strategies presented here have proven successful and an election official may be able to simply tailor them for his or her community.
May 19 , 2010
This report serves as a vehicle to share these best practices with other state and local election officials who administer absentee voting programs for these citizens.
May 14 , 2010
This study evaluates the effectiveness of different kinds of, and usages for, voter hotlines.
May 14 , 2010
This report examines potential impact new communications or Internet technology systems used in the electoral process could have on voter participation rates, voter education, and voter accessibility.
May 13 , 2010
Chapter 12 covers the essentials of Community Partnerships, including the Partnership Types, Establishing Partnerships, and Managing and Recognizing Partnerships. This is combined with Chapters 12-16.
Jul 17 , 2018
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Arizona State University Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service, and Democracy Fund Voice will host the third annual Language Access for Voters Summit at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center at on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. The event will convene state and local election officials, advocates and stakeholders from language communities to discuss critical issues of language accessibility.
Feb 23 , 2018
Commissioner Thomas Hicks has been selected to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), a position effective Feb. 24. He will be Chairman for one year and will continue to serve alongside EAC Commissioners Christy McCormick, who now moves to the role of Vice Chair, and Commissioner Matthew Masterson, who served as chairman during the past year. Hicks previously served as Chairman from February 2016 to February 2017.
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.
Nov 30 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has announced the winners of its national competition for best practices in election administration. Born of the commission’s mandate to serve as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration, the annual “Clearie” awards recognize outstanding innovations in election administration that can serve as examples for other officials and jurisdictions to emulate.
Nov 29 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that Collin County Democrats with Disabilities (CCDWD) and Disability Rights Texas have won a national competition recognizing best practices in election administration. CCDWD and Disability Rights Texas were selected for its work to make the voting process more accessible for voters with disabilities.
Nov 29 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Washington Secretary of State’s office won a national competition recognizing best practices in election administration. The Washington Secretary of State’s office was selected for its work to make the voting process more accessible for voters with disabilities.
Nov 29 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that El Paso County’s elections department won a national competition recognizing best practices in election administration. El Paso County was selected for its work to make the voting process more accessible for voters with disabilities.
Oct 20 , 2017
Ahead of the fifteenth anniversary of Help America Vote Act, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will come together with state and local election officials and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) to hear feedback from people with disabilities about voting in rural America at the 23rd annual APRIL Conference on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. PT.
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.
Jul 17 , 2017
From July 17-21, local, state, and national disability organizations are coming together with disability rights advocates, civil rights organizations, elections administrators and other allies to increase nonpartisan voter registration, education and participation in the disability community.
Jul 14 , 2017
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host a streaming web event on Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. EDT to examine initiatives that improve voting accessibility for veterans with disabilities. The event coincides with the second annual National Disability Voter Registration Week and the 27th anniversary month of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Jun 14 , 2016
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), working with the National Braille Press (NBP), today released a voting rights card in braille and large print to assist voters who are visually impaired and blind as they prepare to participate in the 2016 presidential election.
Jun 14 , 2016
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), working with the National Braille Press (NBP), today released a voting rights card in braille and large print to assist voters who are visually impaired and blind as they prepare to participate in the 2016 presidential election. EAC Chairman Thomas Hicks promoted the card in an address to this year’s annual conference of the National Disability Rights Network.
Apr 05 , 2019
The EAC launched a “Women in Elections” campaign to coincide with Women’s History Month. During the month of March, EAC Chairwoman Christy McCormick interviewed 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.
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 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 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).