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Payments and Grants
This office provides oversight, monitoring and technical assistance to states and local election jurisdictions for HAVA funds. Formula grants include Requirements Payments to help states meet the requirements of Title III in HAVA, and the 2018 HAVA Election Security Grants to support election system upgrades to strengthen election security.
Resources for Voters
The EAC provides timely and useful information to American voters, who deserve accessible, accurate and secure elections
The EAC's Testing and Certification program is the critical first step in the process of maintaining the reliability and security of the voting systems used in our nation's elections.
Resources for Election Officials
Election officials need support to maintain and improve election systems. The EAC is a trusted partner in this important endeavor.
Research & Data
Innovative research and data collection fuels the EAC’s mission to improve voter experience and support election administrators.
EAC has issued the following policies, advisories and guidance to assist states to help comply with HAVA. This information was issued based upon inquiries and clarifications submitted by election officials.
Implementing Statewide Voter Registration Lists (PDF 107KB)
MOE Plan Submission Checklist
Interpretation of Material Changes to State Plans
Grants Primer for Election Officials
Program Income as Match
Disposition of Equipment Purchased with HAVA Funds
Policy Regarding Authority to Issue Funding Decisions on Use of HAVA Funds (adopted May 28, 2015)
Policy on Maintenance of Expenditure (final MOE adopted June 28, 2010)
Policy Clarification Regarding Allowable Uses of HAVA Funds Authorized under Titles I and II
EAC Advisory: Use of HAVA Funds for Criminal Investigation (August 13, 2015)
EAC Advisory: Satellite In-Person Absentee Voting Locations (July 28, 2015)
EAC Advisory 2007-002: Program Income and Set-off of Cost Incident to Program Income
EAC Advisory 2007-001: Accessible Voting Systems for In-person Absentee Voting
EAC Advisory 2005-006: Provisional Voting and Identification Requirements
EAC Advisory 2005-005: Lever Voting Machines and HAVA Section 301(a)
EAC Advisory 2005-004: How to determine if a voting system is compliant with Section 301(a)
EAC Advisory 2005-003: Interest on HAVA Title I, Section 101 Funds
EAC Advisory 2005-002: Appropriation of matching funds equal to 5% of an amount less than the total available Requirements Payment
EAC Advisory 2005-001: Use of funds provided by counties as part of the State’s matching funding under Title II of HAVA
EAC Advisory Letter 2004-1: Electronic Voting Security
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