Just over a year ago, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to transform government by breaking down agency silos and delivering citizen-centric government interactions through a single digital personal assistant, Gov2Go. Today, more than 180,000 Arkansans have subscribed to Gov2Go to receive personalized, timely, and relevant notifications about their interactions with state government. Now Arkansans can add voter information to the list of notifications their digital personal assistant, Gov2Go, can provide.
The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office, in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA), today released a new way for Arkansans to keep up with key dates and information for the November general election. By downloading Gov2Go, citizens can receive voting information personalized to their district through the digital personal assistant platform.
Gov2Go connects users to their voter registration record in the Secretary of State’s Voter View database and makes it easy for Arkansans to:
September is National Voter Registration Month and the perfect time to give Arkansans another convenient way to access voter registration forms and personalized information about where to vote on Election Day.
“The need for public information and education on voter registration is extremely critical as Arkansas voters prepare to take part in the November general election,” Arkansas Secretary of State and INA Board Chair Mark Martin said. “October 10 is the deadline to register to vote in November. We are pleased to offer Gov2Go as another resource to give Arkansans convenient digital access to voter registration forms, and reminders about early voting and the general election. We are hopeful that Gov2Go will increase awareness about state requirements and deadlines for voting, and encourage more qualified Arkansas voters to participate in the election.”
In addition to the voter registration deadline and general election dates, Gov2Go provides personalized and timely information such as property assessment and tax payments, car tag renewals and business franchise tax, and sends users personalized reminders about these government services.
Every Arkansan can receive their own personalized government notifications through Gov2Go by visiting GetGov2Go.com to download the iOS and Android apps or entering an email address.
About the Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities deliver their information and services to citizens using digital technology. Little Rock-based AIC is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (EGOV) family of companies. INA built and operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 750 state and local online services; and Gov2Go, the nation's first citizen-centric personal government assistant.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the "100 Best Small Companies in America" six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron's 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
About Arkansas Secretary of State
Mark Martin serves as Arkansas' 33rd Secretary of State. His office is responsible for statewide elections, corporate business filings, and maintaining and protecting the State Capitol. While in office, he has sought to streamline government operations and employ technology to improve processes to the benefit of Arkansas' citizens. Secretary Martin is a father, husband, scout leader and engineer. He and his family live in Northwest Arkansas.