Resources for an election researcher

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 Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Datasets, Codebooks, and Survey Instruments

Since 2014 the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) has been combined into one report. Prior to 2014, the data were presented in three reports – the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) report, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) report, and the Election Day Survey.

The Glossary of Election Terminology contains nearly 1,300 terms and  phrases used in the administration of elections in the United States. The purpose of the glossary is to provide election officials with a comprehensive resource of common words and phrases used in the administration of elections.

Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) Comprehensive Report

Due to delays caused by the pandemic, the EAC is currently finalizing the Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) report and expects its release in August 2021.

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.