Projects to Support Military and Overseas Voters

EAC has several projects underway designed to better serve military and overseas citizens who register and vote absentee under the provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).



UOCAVA Remote Electronic Absentee Voting Pilot Project

UOCAVA Electronic Absentee Voting Pilot Project - In 2009, Congress passed the Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act (MOVE) instructing the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) that they may run pilot programs to test the ability of new or emerging technology to better serve uniformed and overseas citizens. MOVE goes on to mandate that should FVAP choose to run a pilot program, that EAC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are to help support FVAP by providing best practices or standards to support the projects. In addition, MOVE reiterated the 2004 mandate from Congress requiring EAC to create guidelines to be used by FVAP for the development of a remote electronic voting system.

 

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