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West Virginia DMV Wins Center for Digital Government Inaugural Award for "Skip the Trip"

CHARLESTON, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), was recognized this week for winning an inaugural "State Government-to-Citizen Experience" award from the Center for Digital Government (CDG). The "Skip the Trip" initiative that gives customers the opportunity to do DMV business online or at a convenient self-service kiosk was submitted to the CDG for consideration in this new category.

"Citizen expectations for government are increasingly being reshaped by their experiences with consumer technologies. The website is no longer the only experience they use – it's now one of many channels in their overall experience," said Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer for the Center for Digital Government. "The Government Experience Awards were developed to recognize government agencies that are focusing on designing and delivering services across the overall experience and not necessarily just one channel."

DMV Commissioner Pat Reed added, "We are excited to be recognized by the CDG for our efforts to bring some of our most popular DMV services to our customers, while cutting wait times in our regional offices. To date, we've surpassed over 350,000 transactions, both online and at the kiosks, and that number just keeps climbing as more and more customers take advantage of these services."

Kiosk and online services include vehicle registration renewal and driver's license renewal, and obtaining a driving record. Additional services will continue to be added, and more are available online, including conducting a personalized plate search and paying reinstatement fees.

Visit to see the most current list of online services available, as well as our popular kiosk locations, or contact the DMV at 1-800-642-9066.

For additional information, please contact the WV DMV at 1-800-642-9066, or visit the DMV website at

About is the official website of the state of West Virginia ( ) and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive. West Virginia Interactive works with state and local government agencies to build and manage interactive online services and is a subsidiary of digital government firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


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Ian McQuinn, 304-414-0265 x 1106

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