Published in Wall Street Journal Online | July 23, 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)
The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance (The Registry) unveiled their redesigned website, www.kref.ky.gov, offering users an easier navigation and search experience, as well as increased opportunities to interact with The Registry’s staff members.
The mobile-ready website now features video messaging, online candidate training, a comprehensive searchable campaign finance database, an email reminder opt-in, and a sophisticated forms and publications search. “In one quick visit to KREF’s website, the user is provided every tool needed to navigate Kentucky’s finance campaign laws, from forms to reporting schedules to training to electronic filing options,” said The Registry’s Chairman, Craig C. Dilger.
The Registry partnered with eGovernment solutions firm Kentucky Interactive, LLC to design and host the website on the Kentucky.gov platform. The new website uses some of the latest features available through Kentucky.gov, including: enterprise search, responsive (mobile-friendly) design, quick navigation, document search, and newsroom.
“Fantastic, easy to use and find what you need! That’s what we’re hearing from users who are already busy navigating our website, which now contains a vast array of resources for those interested in campaign finance,” stated Dilger.
About the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
The role of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance is to assure the integrity of the Commonwealth’s electoral process by making certain there is full public access to campaign data and financial disclosure reports, and by administering Kentucky’s campaign finance laws. The Registry ensures that candidate and committee reports pertinent to election campaign financing are filed on a timely basis and review this information for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with campaign finance laws. Under KRS Chapter 121, Kentucky’s campaign finance laws apply to all candidates for office, including gubernatorial slates, judicial, statewide, legislative, city, county, and school board candidates, as well as political issue committees, permanent committees (PACs), unauthorized campaign committees, and caucus campaign committees.
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 eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No.11 (2013), and the company has been included three times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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