The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has created an interactive map that shows where federally certified voting systems were used during the 2010 federal election. The map allows users to access information about EAC-certified voting systems, such as the county in which they were used, test reports issued during the certification process, and any advisory alerts. This mapping tool helps the EAC better communicate with the public about important issues such as potential performance problems.

The map also depicts state requirements for voting system certification: sixteen states have no federal requirement; nine require testing to federal standards; thirteen states require testing by a federally accredited laboratory, and; twelve states require federal certification. Since 2007, under the Help America Vote Act, the EAC has accredited voting system test laboratories and certified voting equipment. State participation is the program is voluntary.

What kind of voting system does your county use?

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