One of the most important rights of American citizens is the right to vote. It is the foundation of our democracy, and in many ways, the basis of our government. This is why the team at USA.gov is excited to announce the launch of vote.USA.gov.
USA.gov is an interagency initiative administered by USAGov, a division of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. USA.gov helps connect visitors to important government services and related resources.
The mission of vote.USA.gov is to provide information to potential voters, empowering citizens to take that important step toward registering. Working alongside the Presidential Innovation Fellows to create an attractive, easy-to-navigate site, vote.USA.gov provides quick access to 23 states that currently accept online registration. The site also connects citizens to the National Mail Voter Registration Form, provided by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and accepted by most states.
About the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
The Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies is the nation’s focal point for data, information and services offered by the federal government to citizens. In addition, we play a leadership role in identifying and applying new technologies to effective government operations and excellence in customer service in the government.
About the Presidential Innovation Fellows
The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program was made permanent by Executive Order in 2015 to attract top innovators into government, capable of tackling issues at the convergence of technology, policy, and process. This highly-competitive program recruits talented innovators and technologists from outside government to work alongside change-makers inside government, creating diverse teams capable of leveraging the best expertise and knowledge available to improve our government.
Sarah Crane is the Director of USAGov.
This post first appeared on the DigitalGov blog.