Data Standardization

Data standardization is the process by which we bring data into a common format that allows for communication between systems or data analysis. The Overseas Voting Initiative has created a data standard for the Election Administration and Voting Survey, or EAVS, Section B Data. The data fields correspond to the segments in the UOCAVA voting process: establishing the UOCAVA status of the voter, transmitting a blank ballot, and receiving a marked ballot. This standard is a way to analyze UOCAVA data across state lines to help FVAP, as well as state and local election officials, better support UOCAVA voters.

The EAVS Section B Data Standard Documentation can be found at