While many inside the beltway are focused on the transition to a new administration and Congress, election officials across the country are already busy working to improve the accessibility and accuracy of the 2018 election. Their most trusted partner in that work is the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), an agency that is committed to working with States to provide Americans with voting systems that are secure, accurate and accessible.
Now that elections have been deemed part of the United States’ critical infrastructure and as our nation faces mounting security threats that could include our voting systems, the EAC’s work is even more necessary and of greater importance. State and local election officials should not be forced to face these challenges alone, and thanks to the EAC they won’t.
The EAC uses research, voting system testing information, and reports from state and local officials about the performance of their systems to improve our certification of voting systems and enhance voter experience. State and local election officials from nearly every jurisdiction within the United States – from Maui to Meridian, Mississippi to Manhattan – benefit from the EAC’s work, as do the voters they serve.
We know our work matters, and Congress can take pride in the EAC’s significant return on investment.
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