Friday, September 26, 2008

EAC Issues Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has issued a guide for citizens about voter registration and voting in the November presidential election. In addition to the basics of ballot-casting, the guide explains special voting procedures, such as early, absentee, and military and overseas voting.

“This guide is a one-stop resource for all types of voters, from first-time voters to frequent voters. It also includes step-by-step instructions for distinct categories of voters, such as military and overseas voters, who must follow special procedures,” said EAC Chair Rosemary Rodriguez.

“Citizens will also learn of new voting options that more states are offering, such as early voting and absentee voting. Voters need to know about all voting options, and this guide shows them how to take advantage of them.”

Since many voting procedures vary from state-to-state, it’s important that citizens always review their state’s materials. Links to all state voter information Web sites are available at, along with any voter guides issued by individual states.

Copies of the EAC’s A Voter’s Guide to Federal Elections have been mailed to every jurisdiction in the country. Election officials may request additional copies at no charge by calling Edgardo Cortés or Juliana Milhofer at (202) 566-3100. An electronic version of the guide is also available online at The EAC Web site also features a variety of information for voters, including registration deadlines for each state, how to register using the National Mail Voter Registration Form, and how to become a poll worker.

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