The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires election officials in each state to clean up voter rolls and maintain consistent information identifying registered voters. They must maintain a centralized, statewide voter registration database and implement procedures for identifying duplicate registrations. Many states have followed with their own legislation placing new requirements on election officials for voter registration and election management.
But many election officials are encumbered by aging election management systems that are costly to maintain and modify, and lack the openness to connect with other sources of information needed to identify voters and eliminate duplicate registrations.
HP offers both commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems as well as custom designed HAVA-compliant solutions for voter registration and election management providing an alternative to continuing to invest in updating legacy technology.
HAVA compliance plus full election management
HP Elections Management Services provide customizable, enterprise class software and the best practices to use it effectively. HP voter registration and elections management solutions include:
- HAVA-compliant statewide voter registration database
- Automatic identification of duplicate registrations
- Interfaces to agencies like vital records, justice and Social Security
- Comprehensive reporting with customization options plus ad hoc query
HP solutions go beyond HAVA compliance to provide all the functions local election officials need to plan and operate elections, including:
- Precinct management
- Election planning
- ID of voter eligibility Absentee ballot management
- Printing of poll books
- Identification of ballot options by voter's address
- Poll worker management Petitions management
- Jury selection
Technology plus elections expertise
More U.S. states use HP elections management solutions than any alternative—14 and counting. More than 40 million U.S. voters are registered using our solutions. And it is growing in Europe as well.
It is because of our technology—and our people. Our experts include former state and local election officials. They know the law, and they know how to hold elections that are compliant, fair and efficient.
Elections Management Services includes the consulting and best practices to transform your processes and your data. HP offers a COTS system, so cost is lower. And since our software is customizable, future changes mean reconfiguration rather than redevelopment. You respond quicker to new legislation and rules, and you reduce your long-term cost of ownership.