Resources for an election administrator

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.

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

Video: Introduction and Foundation of VVSG 2 0 Requirement

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.

Election_Worker_Successful_PracticesRecruiting election workers for the 21st century requires new approaches that take advantage of innovative tools as well as making

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. 

The EAC’s election security video examines the role registration, physical security, poll workers and voting equipment play in ensuring safe, accurate, fair and accessible elections. The video also explains how the decentralized American election administration system protects election integrity and American voters, and it examines the security measures in place for vote by mail ballots, election night reporting and voting technology overall.
On Friday, March 23, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 into law. The Act included $380 million in grants, made available to states to improve the administration of elections for Federal office, including to enhance technology and make certain election security improvements.