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  • NIC Supports National Voter Registration Month

    By NIC Inc. |
    Voting is the cornerstone of democracy and one of the most important ways citizens interact with government. As a company that has dedicated itself to making government interactions more accessible, it’s only fitting that voter registration is included in our portfolio of services. 

    To show our support of National Voter Registration Month, we’re highlighting a few of the ways we’ve worked with our partners to make voter registration more convenient.

    Nebraska’s NEREg2Vote

    Through collaboration with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer, our Nebraska team launched the state’s first online voter registration application. The award-winning NEREg2Vote is a bilingual application that allows Nebraska citizens to register to vote and find a polling location. Additionally, voters who are already registered can update their information such as their name, address, or party affiliation in one convenient system. This innovative service leverages cross-agency collaboration by securely matching users’ information between the Secretary of State’s Office and the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

    Mississippi’s Ya’ll Vote

    Mississippi voters can update their information in about a minute thanks to Ya’ll Vote. This service, offered by the Secretary of State’s Office, allows registered voters to change their name or address while still ensuring the security and accuracy of the information submitted. In addition to making changes to a voter’s information, Ya’ll Vote offers other features to help Mississippians navigate the elections process including a poll-finder application to check where they’ll be casting their votes, candidate lists, a calendar of elections and related events, and more. 

    Mississippi Secretary of State - Online Voter Registration Update from Mississippi Interactive on Vimeo.

    Alabama’s Online Voter Registration

    Our Alabama team in partnership with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency made it easy to renew your driver’s license and register to vote all in one seamless transaction. By integrating voter registration into the Driver License Renewal Application, Alabama gives citizens the ability to register to vote while renewing or replacing their driver’s license all online. This solution has been widely adopted, with about 40 percent of unregistered Alabama citizens registering to vote in the first year the service was available. Alabama also guides citizens through the elections process with the Alabama Votes website, which offers citizens important election information such as their polling location, the status of an absentee ballot, and more. 

    In our 25-year history, we’ve worked with several state partners to create efficiencies in the voter registration process. Whether it’s one of these featured services or our voter registration service in Utah or our absentee ballot request service in Maine, we work to make it easy for constituents to participate this important democratic process. 

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