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About OIG

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent division of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). OIG was created in 2005 and operates under the authorities vested in it by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended. 

OIG’s mission is to safeguard the federal investment in our electoral system by conducting objective and meaningful oversight. OIG accomplishes this mission by conducting audits, investigations, and evaluations of EAC, its programs, its contractors, and its grantees. We aim to operate as a high performing organization and help EAC be as efficient and effective as it can be.