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Alabama Encourages Citizens to Register to Vote

Online Voter Registration makes it easy for citizens to register to vote during National Voter Registration Month

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alabama encourages all eligible citizens to register to vote online with the newly released Online Voter Registration application as a part of National Voter Registration Month, an initiative by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). The Voter Registration application allows citizens to submit a new voter registration or update their current registration anytime, anywhere from their computers, tablets, or mobile devices.

"One of the most important ways that citizens can interact with government is through voting," said Secretary of State John H. Merrill. "We're proud to be able to make the process of registering more efficient and convenient for our voters."

First time registrants will be prompted to enter their name, birthdate, and driver's license number for the state to retrieve the user's information. For citizens who are already registered, the Voter Registration application makes it easy to update their name and address. All information is securely processed and reviewed by the state.

The Voter Registration application was built at no charge to the state of Alabama in collaboration with Alabama Interactive, and has been widely adopted with more than 7,650 users registered already. The National Association of Secretaries of State named September as National Voter Registration Month with the intent to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of state requirements and deadlines for voting.

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.

Additional online services offered by the Secretary of State include:

All services listed above were created through a partnership between the Alabama Secretary of State and Alabama Interactive.

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

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:

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

@alabamagov
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