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Voter Toolkit

Friday, March 11, 2022

Toolkit Resources


Voting Information Project helps voters find information about their elections with collaborative, open-source tools.


Tested resources that any election official can use for the 2016 General Election and beyond.


This website offers tools based on the expertise of election administrators, business managers, and social science researchers that can help election administrators plan and conduct elections.

Polling Place Optimization Calculators

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This tool uses queueing theory to calculate the minimal number of service stations at a process step in a polling place so as to satisfy a service target on maximum waiting times.

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This simulation gives an idea of potential voter wait times for if you have estimates of projected turnout, average time to vote with your ballot and equipment, and average time required to check-in each voter.

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An easy-to-use calculator takes basic information about a precinct and reports the number of check-in poll books and voting machines needed to keep lines short during a presidential election.



Assisting military and overseas citizens to register to vote, request an absentee ballot or check the status of your ballot.


Online training modules that allow for Voting Assistance Officers and Election Officials to complete training at their own pace.


FVAP can help! Check out their videos to learn what you need to know about the absentee voting process.

Registering to Vote


Select your state to access state voter registration deadlines, voter guides, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations.


Join millions of Americans who are registered to vote by signing up in your state. Your vote is your voice. Register and join the community of Americans that will determine the future of this country. Let your voice be heard!


Voters can register to vote using this easy to use voter registration tool and receive important election reminders and more.

Implementing Voter Lookup


An easily embedded, mobile-optimized, customized tool that provides polling place information as well as ballot information where available.


A white-label, easily embedded web tool that will provide voters with ballot and polling place information based on their registered address.


A standard format that makes data interoperable across platforms and applications, and ultimately more easily disseminated to voters.

Voter Lookup


This tool offers voters information such as polling place and ballot information. The tool can be easily embedded on any website and supports multiple languages.


This app allows voters to find their official polling place, hours of operation, and full ballot summary based on their residential address.


Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with this online voters' guide and much more.

Election Worker


Do you have a desire to serve your community and country? Check out EAC interactive map to find out how to become an Election Worker.


This nonpartisan project has collected poll worker information and applications for hundreds of counties and other jurisdictions, making it easy for local election officials and potential workers to connect.


The EAC announced five winners of its best practices competition for recruiting, training, and retaining election workers.

Implementing Common Data Format


VIP 5.0 Specification provides greater structure to the data. This results in faster processing time because it allows less room for data errors, and will be viewed as a more straight forward and intuitive format for election officials to implement.


This repository holds common election data format and related information and files that are being created by NIST and collaborators.


Focus for this working group is to make all election technologies work together through the implementation of a common data format.