Help America Vote Verification (HAVV)

The Help America Vote Verification (HAVV) transaction allows jurisdiction motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) to verify voter registration and identity information with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The MVA submits an inquiry to the SSA and the SSA attempts to verify the information and responds back to the MVA with the results.

Section 303 of Public Law 107-252 (known as the “Help America Vote Act of 2002”) requires states and localities to develop centralized computerized voter databases to verify voter registration information. To register to vote, individuals must provide their driver's license number to the state election agency. If the registrant has no driver's license they must supply the last four digits of their social security number (SSN). The statute requires the chief state election official and state motor vehicle agency (MVA) officials to enter into agreements to match voter registration information with MVA information. The statute also mandates that MVA officials and the commissioner of social security reach agreements to verify the name, date of birth, last four SSN digits, and any information recorded in the Social Security Administration's records regarding the death of an individual.

You can request an on-boarding HAVV package from AAMVA. It includes on-boarding instructions and test plans. Structured test plans support testing procedures and test cases for testing with AAMVA and the SSA. For the on-boarding package, documentation or more information, please contact us below.

Participants


Jurisdictions who participate in HAVV are identified on the IT systems participation map

Scheduled Maintenance


For when scheduled maintenance on HAVV will occur, please visit here.

Rates


All rates are effective through September 30 and are subject to change thereafter with 30-days prior written notice.

Documentation


HAVV documentation is available below to jurisdiction and federal members only.

file - 04/03/2021

HAVV REST Specification 2.2

Provides jurisdictions with the description of the REST interface option of HAVV. These web services use REST JSON messages.

file - 05/05/2020

SSOLV & HAVV AMIE Specification 2.1

Provides jurisdictions with the description of the AMIE interface option of HAVV. 

file - 02/05/2020

SSOLV & HAVV NIEM Specification 2.2

Provides jurisdictions with the description of the NIEM interface option of HAVV. These web-services use SOAP XML messages.

For questions or more information about HAVV, please contact us and select Technology Systems from the drop-down menu of subjects.

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