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Kentucky Office of Secretary of State Launches Online Election Filing Application

Application Provides Kentuckians Easier Access to Filing Forms

FRANKFORT, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Office of the Secretary of State recently launched a new online application, the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Becoming a Candidate Document System, that allows potential candidates to complete their election filing forms electronically for printing.

The application has provided an electronic means for Kentucky citizens seeking an elected office to download or request receipt of all necessary election filing documents. The Becoming a Candidate Document System is now the quickest way to receive the documents in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

"The 2018 election cycle is what's known in Kentucky as a county election year, so it will feature thousands of candidates," said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's chief elections official. "As Secretary of State, we've launched online voter registration and made military voting easier with the use of technology, so it's natural that we tackle making the filing process simpler for candidates with a new filing portal online."

The application is presented in a responsive design, allowing constituents of the Commonwealth the ability to access the form across multiple devices.

The Becoming a Candidate Document System was provided to the Office of the Secretary of State by Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC, aka Kentucky.gov, via a public-private partnership.

About Kentucky.gov

Kentucky.gov is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov). Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

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 www.egov.com.

Contact:

Kentucky.gov
Jessica Burke, 502-875-3733 x127
Jess@kentucky.gov

@kygov
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