EAC maintains the National Mail Voter Registration Form, which voters can use to
register to vote and update their registration information. The form is available in
EAC also provides voter guides in 11 languages and a variety of links to helpful
resources for voters relating to registration, military and overseas voting,
accessibility, and volunteering as a poll worker.
HAVA mandates that EAC accredit voting system test laboratories and certify
voting equipment, marking the first time the federal government has offered these
services to the states.
EAC is committed to running the program in a transparent manner, releasing
voting system test plans and reports for the public to review and posting
detailed information about the voluntary voting system guidelines, program
policies, and related correspondence.
One of EAC's top priorities is providing assistance to election officials. We do this
by issuing guidance, advisories and best practices to help officials comply with the
Help America Vote Act and make other election administration improvements and
EAC administers federal funding to improve the administration of U.S. elections
as authorized by the Help America Vote Act. The commission also manages
discretionary, competitive grant programs authorized by HAVA, including the
HAVA College Program to recruit college students to serve as poll workers and
the HAVA Mock Election Program, which supports activities to educate secondary
students in the electoral process.
EAC is responsible under the Help America Vote Act for collecting
information about election administration issues and sharing that information with
Congress, election officials and the public.
This section contains completed research and reports commissioned by EAC,
information about EAC research in progress, and additional elections research issued
by other organizations. Datasets are also available to
Voters can use the National Mail Voter Registration Form to register
to vote, update registration information due to a change of name, make a
change of address, or register with a political party.
The National Form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each
state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your
state election office. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information
about the national form.