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Alabama Website Recognized by International Award Competition

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The official website of the Elections Division of the Alabama Secretary of State, AlabamaVotes.gov, was presented with a silver award in the government agency category for the Horizon Interactive Awards. The site, which has been promoted heavily by the Secretary of State's Office as an integral part of its commitment to the integrity of elections in Alabama, provides citizens with critical voter and election information. High traffic features of the site include: a platform for citizens to register to vote, review election laws, view polling places, and report election fraud.

The website strongly encourages citizen engagement in upcoming elections by clearly outlining state and local election details and offering a free photo voter ID, which was required by state law in 2014. Election results are also centrally located in a notification banner to alert site visitors of election outcomes.

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2017 winning entries showcase the industry's best interactive media solutions including websites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.

About the Horizon Interactive Awards

The competition recognizes, promotes and awards the best websites, videos, online advertising, print media and mobile applications. Each year, the Horizon Interactive Awards receives thousands of entries from all over the world and a volunteer panel of industry professionals, from diverse multi-media, graphic design, advertising and marketing backgrounds, review the entries to determine the work that is to be recognized.

About the Elections Division of the Alabama Secretary of State

The Elections Division assists the Secretary of State in carrying out his duties as the Chief Election Official for the State of Alabama. Responsibilities of the Elections Division include, but are not limited to, oversight of voter registration and absentee, military and overseas voting, providing guidance to election officials related to pre-election procedures, managing election day activities and post-election procedures, providing guidance to candidates and political action committees with Fair Campaign Practices Act ("FCPA") compliance, and the filing of documents and results related to state elections and FCPA.

About Alabama Interactive

Alabama Interactive is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Alabama. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is 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 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Alabama Interactive
Jonathan Kimbrough, 866-353-EGOV
JKimbrough@egov.com

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