LINCOLN, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Nebraska Online Voter Registration application (NEReg2Vote) proves itself a successful tool, providing voters the opportunity to update their information online using a PC, tablet, or mobile device. Analytics report that in the 2016 calendar year 141,397 voters successfully completed the process of registering and/or updating their information, which makes a citizen prepared to vote, specifically 42,585 new online registrations and 98,812 edits to existing voter information. 80 percent were new users engaging with the application for the first time. 58 percent used their mobile device, which makes it easy to edit on the go.
“We are very pleased that the online voter registration system provides access to registering and editing voter information. Benefits to the citizen and government include greater accuracy and completeness of applications; elimination of paper forms and mailing costs; helpful optional information from registrants to improve cross-checking and verification; ending digital entry of data by county election officials for online registrations; compliance with state law of required signatures on applications by use of driver’s license signatures of applicants; and more immediate access by election officials to the new electronic registrations compared to mailed applications,” said Brent Hoffman, President of Nebraska Interactive.
NEReg2Vote, is a bi-lingual application and was launched by the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office on Sept. 22, 2015, to coincide with National Voter Registration Day. The interactive system securely records the input information from the user, then validates this information with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. Confirming eligibility, personal information validation, current address, contact information, and party affiliation are a few of the items that can be edited by the voter and updated online 24 hours a day on a PC, tablet, or mobile device.
Nebraska.gov (http://www.Nebraska.gov) is managed by Nebraska Interactive, LLC., part of digital government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Nebraska Interactive works with state agencies to enable them to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information, and is contracted by the Nebraska State Records Board to provide online services for Nebraska government agencies.
NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV), which is celebrating 25 years as a company in 2017, has seen the transition of digital services from green-screen computers to mobile apps and artificial intelligence. Founded in 1992, NIC is the nation's premier provider of innovative government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible and convenient for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has a library of more than 12,000 digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state and local agencies in the United States. Among those solutions is the ground-breaking personal digital government assistant, Gov2Go, aimed at providing constituents easy, personal interactions with government. Additional information is available at www.egov.com.