- Reminder: Initial data submissions are due by February 1.
- Certified final data submissions are due by March 1.
Webinar: Preparing for the 2018 EAVS
December 10, 2018 – An expert panel offers practical advice on how states can prepare for the 2018 EAVS, reviews key changes made this year, and discusses resources to support survey respondents. EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick moderates a panel that includes David Kuennen from the Election Assistance Commission, David Beirne from the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and Krysha Gregorowicz from Fors Marsh Group.
Webinar: Answering Your EAVS Questions
January 18, 2019 – An expert panel from Fors Marsh Group discusses common questions that state and local election officials have about the 2018 EAVS. From 3:50 to 8:45, the panel discusses how to report voter registration forms in Section A. From 8:45 to 10:20, the panel discusses by-mail ballots. From 10:20 to 13:00, the panel discusses the Online Template. From 13:00 to 17:10, the panel discusses data validation and how states can use the Excel Template to review their data before submission.
Managing Your State's Data Submission on the EAVS Portal
This video shows state election officials how to manage their state's data submission on the EAVS Portal. You’ll learn how to download documents to edit them, how to upload files and data submissions, and how data can be transferred between the Data Aggregation Template and the Online Template.
How to Use the EAVS Excel Data Aggregation Template
This video shows you how to submit your EAVS data using the Excel Data Aggregation Template. You’ll learn where to find your template, how to enter data and error check it, and how to submit your template once your data is complete.
How to Use the EAVS Online Template
This video shows you how to submit your EAVS data using the Online Template. You’ll learn how to access the template, how to navigate through the survey interface, how to use the built-in error checks to improve the quality of your data, and how to submit your data.
A Closer Look: Section A
This video takes a look at Section A of EAVS, which collects data on voter registration. Topics covered include how to define active and inactive voters, the time period you should report data on, how to classify registration forms, and other question-specific instructions.
A Closer Look: Section B
This video takes a look at Section B of EAVS, which collects data on voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Topics covered include changes to this section, the difference between Uniformed Services and non-military UOCAVA voters, definitions of important terms, and how to report your data.
A Closer Look: Section C
This video takes a look at Section C of EAVS, which collects data on domestic civilian by-mail voting. Topics covered include who is defined as a domestic civilian by-mail voter, how to report permanent by-mail voters, and question-specific instructions.
A Closer Look: Section D
This video takes a look at Section D of EAVS, which collects data on in-person voting and election administration. Topics covered include who should be counted as an in-person voter, how to report the number of polling places your jurisdiction used, how to report data on poll workers, and other question-specific instructions.
A Closer Look: Section E
This video takes a look at Section E of EAVS, which collects data on provisional voting. Topics covered include the definitions of provisional voters and provisional ballots for purposes of EAVS, question-specific instructions, and how to answer this section if your jurisdiction doesn’t offer provisional ballots.
A Closer Look: Section F
This video takes a look at Section F of EAVS, which collects data on voter participation and election technology. Topics covered include changes to how you will report data on poll books and election technology, how to report data on the total number of voters who participated in the 2018 election, and other question-specific instructions.
EAVS Frequently Asked Questions
EAVS 2018 FAQs
This document covers some of the common questions about the 2018 EAVS, including EAVS deadlines, the EAVS Portal, the Online Template, the Excel Data Aggregation Template, and EAVS Survey Questions.
Template User Guide
Guide to Using the 2018 EAVS Data Templates
This guide will train you on using the templates to submit your EAVS data. Topics covered include how to access the Excel Aggregation Template and the Online Template, how to navigate each template, how to enter and error check data, and how to submit data.
- October 2, 2018 – This newsletter provides detailed information about the specific changes that have been made to the 2018 EAVS survey instrument.
- EAVS16-18 Crosswalk (updated 11/23/18)
- October 18, 2018 - This newsletter provides information about the Excel Aggregation Template and Online Template, which will be used to collect EAVS data in 2018.
- October 30, 2018 - This newsletter provides information about changes that have been made to the voting technologies questions in Section F. The crosswalk document that was released with Vol. 1 has also been updated.
- November 21, 2018 - Data validations are an important way to ensure the 2018 EAVS data submissions are complete and correct. In this newsletter you can learn more about the validations messages you'll encounter during data entry and how the EAC reviews data submissions.
- December 10, 2018 – This newsletter discusses the resources that are available to assist election officers as they prepare to complete the 2018 EAVS. Written and video resources are available on the EAVS Portal and live technical support will begin in January.
- January 11, 2019 - This newsletter shows state points of contact how to use the State Files page of the EAVS Portal to access data submitted by jurisdictions through the Online Template.
Resources from previous EAVS surveys can be found on the Archived Resources page.