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EAC announces winners of grants to recruit college poll workers

Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:37pm

EAC has awarded grants to 14 institutions of higher education and one nonprofit organization to recruit students to serve as poll workers in the 2010 federal election. Read more

More Connecticut reports for Voting System Clearinghouse

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 2:29pm

Connecticut has submitted three more reports to EAC's Voting System Reports Clearinghouse. Read these and other reports.

May 27 EAC public meeting canceled

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 1:21pm

Due to illness, the public meeting on Thursday, May 27, is canceled. Meeting agenda items will be addressed in a future EAC public meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.

View comments on UOCAVA Pilot Program Testing Requirements and Manual

Tue, 05/25/2010 - 10:19am

Download comments from the public here.

EAC extends deadline for Military Heroes Grant

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 6:12am

EAC has extended the Military Heroes Grant deadline to July 28, 2010. For more information, read the updated grant notice.

EAC public meeting is May 27, 2010

Tue, 05/18/2010 - 4:17pm

Topics: maintenance of expenditure policy; clearinghouse policy; NVRA regulations; election management guidelines. See the agenda and notice for additional information.

EAC issues new funding advisory opinions

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 5:09pm

The commission has four new funding advisory opinions: FAO-09-005 (MT); FAO-10-001 (OR); FAO-10-002 (TN); FAO-10-003 (NY). Read more.

Comments on draft maintenance of expenditure policy

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 1:43pm

EAC held a comment period for its draft maintenance of expenditure policy, which ended April 19, 2010. Read the comments.

EAC issues voter guides in Native American and Alaska Native languages

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 11:31am

Citizens who speak Cherokee, Dakota, Navajo and Yup'ik, the most commonly spoken Native American and Alaska Native languages in the U.S., will now have access to federal election voter guides in their native languages. Read more

EAC publishes comments on draft UOCAVA Pilot Program Testing Requirements

Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:07am

EAC has posted comments submitted by the public on the draft UOCAVA Pilot Program Testing Requirements. These activities are in accordance with the MOVE Act, passed by Congress in 2009. Read more.

EAC salutes election officials and poll workers in honor of Public Service Recognition Week

Wed, 05/05/2010 - 12:44pm

EAC lauded the service of the legions of election officials and poll workers across the nation that make it possible for eligible voters to cast a vote for their candidate and to know their vote counted. Read more

EAC's work to assist military and overseas voters

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 2:12pm

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). This includes Draft UOCAVA Pilot Program Testing Requirements and a Draft Voting System Pilot Program Testing & Certification Manual. There is also a new Report to Congress on EAC's Efforts to Establish Guidelines for Remote Electronic Absentee Voting Systems. Read more.

 

EAC military heroes grant seeks to advance voting process for injured service members

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 7:23am

EAC is pleased to announce the Military Heroes Initiative, a $500,000 two-year grant aimed at advancing voting technology and processes for recently injured military personnel. Read more

Standards Board virtual meeting starts today

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 5:49am

The EAC Standards Board will have an opportunity to publicly comment on EAC's draft Recounts and Contests study May 3-14. The public is invited to observe the comments. Go here to enter the meeting room.

Board of Advisors comment on draft Recounts and Contests study

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 5:45am

The EAC Board of Advisors recently concluded a five-day virtual meeting where they commented on EAC's draft Recounts and Contests study. View their comments here.

Proposed policies open for comment

Fri, 04/30/2010 - 7:29am

(1) Notice and Comment Policy; (2) Privacy Policy Statement; (3) Procedures for Voting by Circulation. The comment period is open through June 1 at 4:00 Eastern Time. Go here to read the proposed polices and instructions for submitting a comment.

EAC announces the Voting Technology and Accessibility Research-Military Heroes Initiative

Tue, 04/27/2010 - 2:14pm

This $500,000 grant competition is focused on improving voting technology and accessibility for recently injured military personnel.  The research will result in a better understanding of how to enhance, augment, and develop voting equipment and improve election processes and voting technology needed for this population and others with disabilities. During the next few weeks, the EAC expects to announce plans for the remaining voting access grant funds appropriated by Congress. The deadline for this grant application is June 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m. EDT. Read the notice with instructions.

EAC, FEC and the OAS cooperate to organize the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Electoral Management Bodies

Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:16am

Representatives from the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) met recently to sign a memorandum of understanding to establish the guidelines for cooperation in the organization of the Seventh Inter-American Meeting of Electoral Management Bodies that will be held on May 6-7 in the U.S. capital. Read more

EAC announces winners of grants to support student mock elections

Tue, 04/27/2010 - 8:39am

EAC recently awarded grants that will support mock elections in 14 states and territories and educate more than 850,000 students about the electoral process during the 2010 mid-term election cycle. Read more

EAC releases three Quick Start Management Guides

Fri, 04/23/2010 - 1:40pm

EAC recently issued new Quick Start Management Guides for state and local election officials that provide guidance on three areas of election administration: technology in elections, elections office administration, and accessibility. Read more