Help America Vote Act (HAVA)


Congress passed a federal election reform law, the Help America Vote Act 2002 (HAVA), in October 2002 in response to the 2000 presidential election. The goal of the legislation is to improve the administration of elections nationwide.

Goals of HAVA

HAVA will work to enhance:
  • Voting standards and education programs for voters and election officials
  • Accessibility for the disabled
  • Voter registration file maintenance

HAVA Updates

This is your source for the most current information on HAVA implementation in Kansas. Check back periodically for the latest on HAVA implementation.

All updates can be reviewed at the Secretary of State's Website.

Current Events

  • State Plan - The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) requires each state to develop a state plan describing how it will implement HAVA.
  • Central Voter Registration Project - To meet the requirements of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the State of Kansas is adopting an Election Voter Information System.