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Help America Vote Act (HAVA)

The Help America Vote Act was signed into law in 2002. The law mandated federal election requirements such as the replacement of outdated voting equipment, the creation of centralized statewide databases of registered voters, and improvements to the administration of elections. Currently, the HAVA unit administers several federal grants that provide funds to County Supervisors of Elections offices.

From 2010 through 2019, these funds have been made available for one or more of the following categories: voter education, poll worker training, standardizing election results reporting, security, and other federal election administration activities as approved by the Department of State.

Since 2018, Congress has awarded additional funds to Florida pursuant to:

  • the Omnibus Appropriation Act of 2018 to improve election administration for federal offices, enhance technology and make security improvements. ($19,187,003)
  • the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 to "prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, for the 2020 Federal election cycle." ($20,253,853)
  • the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 to "improve the administration of elections for Federal office, including to enhance election technology and make election security improvements, as authorized under sections 101, 103, and 104 of [HAVA]." ($21,613,107)

Federal Grant Information

Grant Year Grant Funds Grant Funds Disbursed Locally Issuance Date End Date
FY 2010-11 $2,000,000.00 $1,924,887.32 7/1/10 6/30/11
FY 2011-12 $2,000,000,00 $1,812,575.61 7/1/11 6/30/12
FY 2012-13 $3,000,000.00 $2,781,388.95 7/1/12 6/30/13
FY 2013-14 $2,000,000.00 $1,923,969.32 7/1/13 6/30/14
FY 2014-15 $3,000,000.00 $2,899.332.32 7/1/14 6/30/15
FY 2015-16 $2,000,000.00 $1,859,055.19 7/1/15 6/30/16
FY 2016-17 $3,000,000.00 $2,893,046.45 7/1/16 6/30/17
FY 2017-18 $2,000,000.00 $1,923,007.01 7/1/17 6/30/18
FY 2018-19 $2,000,000.00 $1,757,725.05 7/1/18 6/30/19


HAVA Resources