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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEAC Board of AdvisorsAgency NameElection Assistance Commission
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number21504
Original Establishment Date10/29/2002Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.eac.gov/about/board-of-advisors/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*37
Current Charter Date4/13/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Commissioner
Date Of Renewal Charter4/13/2019Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Thomas
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hicks
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 107-252, Help America Vote Act of 2002Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 563-3919
Effective Date Of Authority*10/29/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 734-3108
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*thicks@eac.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board of Advisors provides valuable input and expertise in the formation of guidance and policy. Members are required by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to hold meetings at least once a year. They may hold hearings for the purpose of carrying out the requirements of HAVA.
How is membership balanced?*The Board of Advisors consists of 35 members* who were appointed by a number of groups, associations, members of the U.S. House and Senate and Congressional majority and minority leadership.

* 2 of the statutorily enumerated entities merged into a single group, thus the membership was reduced from 37 to 35.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 1 According to the Help America Vote Act, the Board of Advisors should hold a meeting of its members not less frequently than once every year for purposes of voting on the voluntary voting system guidelines.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The objective of the Board of Advisors (the Board) is to advise the EAC through review of the voluntary voting systems guidelines described in title II Part 3 of the HAVA; through review of the voluntary guidance described under title III of HAVA; and through the review of the best practices recommendations contained in the report submitted under Section 242(b) of title II (HAVA title II section 212).
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are generally not closed.
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*89Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Board of Advisors adopted 3 resolutions at its 2018 annual meeting. The Board of Advisors adopted one resolution at its meeting in FY2017. The Board of Advisors adopted four resolutions at its meeting in FY2016. The Board of Advisors met in FY2015 and formed a Resolutions Committee to consider items at future meetings.There were no meetings in FY2012, FY2013, FY2014.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentA guesstimate of 85% describes the precentage of recommendations incorporated in the Statewide Registration Lists guidance and the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines. All of the Board's recommendations regarding research studies were adopted by the EAC in FY2010. Most of the accepted recommendations relate to the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines and Recounts and Contests Study.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEAC Board of Advisors uses virtual meeting technology to publicly share documents.
Agency Feedback CommentEAC provides periodic updates to the Board via postings on the EAC website, publications and presentations during the Board's Annual Meeting and quarterly conference calls virtual meetings.Narrative Description*The Board of Advisors reviews proposed voluntary voting system guidelines and EAC technical guidance. It assists the EAC with determining which research studies to pursue and provides comments and alternative viewpoints on all studies. The Board also may hold hearings and take testimony related to carrying out the provisions of the Help America Vote Act.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031383By Laws2019
 COM-032149Defining Issues of Voting System Sustainability2019
 COM-032387Establishment of the Help America Vote Foundation2019
 COM-030523Voting Systems Standards2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001668EAC Board of Advisors2017
 COM-002615EAC Board of Advisors2016
 COM-003814EAC Board of Advisors2015
 COM-004915EAC Board of Advisors2014
 COM-005840EAC Board of Advisors2013
 COM-007087EAC Board of Advisors2012
 COM-008067EAC Board of Advisors2011
 COM-009011EAC Board of Advisors2010
 COM-010146EAC Board of Advisors2009
 COM-011141EAC Board of Advisors2008
 COM-011787EAC Board of Advisors2007
 COM-012787EAC Board of Advisors2006
 COM-013850EAC Board of Advisors2005
 COM-014643EAC Board of Advisors2004
 COM-033720EAC Board of Advisors2018