Help America Vote Act

Administrative Complaint Process

  • A person who believes that there is a violation of any provision of Title III of Help America Vote Act (HAVA), including a violation that has occurred, is occurring, or is about to occur, with respect to an election for national office, may file a written, notarized complaint with the Division of Elections.

  • A violation of Title III would include issues dealing with the following HAVA sections: Voting system standards and accessibility for persons with disabilities, provisional (questioned) voting requirements, voter information requirements, statewide voter registration requirements and requirements for voters who register by mail.

Accessibility Information

About Help America Vote Act

  • HAVA was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2002 to make reform to the nation's voting process and to create mandatory minimum standards for states to follow in several areas of election administration. The law provided for funding to help states meet the new standards.

  • HAVA also established the Election Assistance Commission to assist states in meeting HAVA compliance and to distribute the funds, as well as, other functions.