State and local election officials are concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on upcoming primaries and the November general election. The EAC has received several requests for guidance on the allowability of using HAVA funds to cover costs they are incurring as a result of the pandemic.
Resources for an election administrator
On December 20, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 into law.
The Election Management Guidelines and Quick Starts Guides were created to assist state and local election officials in effectively managing and administering elections.
March 27, 2020: Public Hearing on the VVSG 2.0 Requirements
February 20, 2020: 2020 Elections Disability, Accessibility and Security Forum
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) specifies that four commissioners are nominated by the President on recommendations from the majority and minority leadership in the U.S.
Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) are a set of specifications and requirements against which voting systems can be tested to determine if the systems meet required standards. Some factors examined under these tests include basic functionality, accessibility, and security capabilities. HAVA mandates that EAC develop and maintain these requirements.