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Election Administration Links

United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is a national clearinghouse and resource for the comparison of information on various matters involving the administration of Federal elections.

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the professional organization of the nation's secretaries of state, the chief election official in many states.

The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration is the report published in January 2014 by the PCEA containing recommendations for nonpartisan election administration reforms.

Electionline.org is an outlet that links to elections news from around the country.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) works to ensure service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens are aware of their right to vote and have the tools and resources to successfully do so from anywhere in the world.  FVAP assists voters through partnerships with the Military Services, Department of State, Department of Justice, and election officials from 50 States, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

The Federal Election Commission houses information about campaign finance, national election results, voter turnout and other elections-related information.

The Department of Justice Voting Rights Section oversees various aspects of the elections process, including the Help America Vote Act.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) advances good governance and democratic rights by providing technical assistance to election officials, empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process, and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle.

The Election Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and improving democracy. Its members are government employees whose profession is to serve in voter registration and elections administration.

The International Association of Government Officials (IGO) provides professional training and leadership development for Recorders, Clerk, Election Officials and Treasurers.

 

Cybersecurity Resources

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a variety of free cybersecurity resources for state and local election officials as part of the critical infrastructure designation.

The Defending Digital Democracy Project of the Belfer Center at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government created three guides for state and local election officials to provide them with tools to improve their cybersecurity posture:

The Center for Internet Security created resources to help state and local election officials understand what to focus on, know how to prioritize and parse the enormous amount of guidance available on protecting IT-related systems, and engage in additional collaboration to address common threats to this critical aspect of democracy.