(FRANKFORT, KY) – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announced today that his office now has a new online presence, located at: http://sos.ky.gov/. The Office of the Secretary of State officially launched its redesigned site today.
“This new site was created to make it easier for citizens to find the information and services they need from this office,” said Secretary Grayson. “I’m also pleased to report that the design follows accessibility standards, which take into account the needs of all of our citizens.”
The newly-designed website offers information on all office responsibilities, including business services, elections, administrative services, land records, and executive information. The previous website regularly received over 1.5 million hits a month, making it one of Kentucky state government’s most popular sites.
The new site also allows easy access to the office’s numerous online services and business filing forms. Grayson noted that the office placed an emphasis on increasing online services with the redesign. New services for the office include a summonses tracking system and new land patent database searches for the Kentucky Land Office.
Also included in the site is new business services information including the ability to view and print a reinstatement packet for organizations that have been administratively dissolved and statements of change of registered agent/office and for principal office.
“We’re making a serious effort to allow Kentuckians to conduct their business with this office online,” said Secretary Grayson. “Our new site was designed to make that even easier and more convenient for our citizens. By putting these services online, we conduct business more efficiently and effectively.”
Secretary Grayson already announced additional online services since he took office. Just recently, online access to several corporate certificates that could previously only be requested by phone was made available, including popular forms such as the Certificate of Existence, the Certificate of Authorization, and the Annual Report form. Last year, access to portions of the Governor’s Executive Journal, final copies of enacted legislation of the Commonwealth, and Revolutionary War Patents were made available to the public via the World Wide Web.
“One of my promises upon taking office was to make the Office of the Secretary of State more technologically friendly. This new website allows constituents to access a variety of services more easily and at any time, effectively creating a 24 hour-a-day/seven day-a-week operation,” stated Grayson.
The site also contains more information about Secretary Grayson’s initiatives, including the nationally acclaimed Civic Literacy Initiative of Kentucky, under a new section entitled “Secretary’s Desk.” A media center that will contain past speeches, articles, photographs, and news releases from the Office of the Secretary of State will also be included in the section.
The website was built by the Office of the Secretary of State in partnership with Kentucky.gov, which also built and maintains the Commonwealth’s official website at www.kentucky.gov.
The Office of the Secretary of State is entrusted with filing, maintaining and preserving the important documents and records of the Commonwealth and her people. Access to documents not found online is available at the State Capitol Building in Frankfort, KY.
Kentucky.gov is the official website of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (http://kentucky.gov). It is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC, a company that helps Kentucky government entities web-enable their information services. Kentucky.gov was built and is marketed, operated, and maintained by Kentucky Interactive, LLC, a Frankfort-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:EGOV).
NIC manages more eGovernment services than any provider in the world. The company helps government communicate more effectively with citizens and businesses by putting essential services online. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for 1,400 state and local agencies that serve more than 71 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.
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