US Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as audits the use of HAVA funds.
Other responsibilities include maintaining the national mail voter registration form developed in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993(opens in new tab).
Secretary of State's Office (Elections Division)
In administering Oregon's elections, the Secretary of State's Office, Elections Division provides the public, local election officials, candidates, chief petitioners and the press with advice and assistance in conducting elections, filing initiatives and declaring candidacy. The Division is the filing officer for state candidates and initiative, referendum and recall petitions. Election law violations are investigated and penalties administered by the Division.