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From One to a Million: Maine Secretary of State Reaches a New Milestone for its Online Service

Maine’s online vehicle registration renewal program, Rapid Renewal, processed its 1,000,000th registration renewal on June 27, 2014. The service, provided by the Department of the Secretary of State, through its partnership with InforME, allows Maine citizens to renew their vehicle registration from the comfort of their living room, at work or even on the beach. The service has gained national acclaim and has been enthusiastically embraced by Mainers.

“Rapid Renewal began in 2001 with just 10 municipalities as pilots for the program,” stated Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. “Thirteen years later the service has grown to 182 municipalities, large and small, and processes approximately 115,000 registrations a year. Rapid Renewal has proven itself to be the hallmark of making government services easy for Maine people.”

To celebrate, the 1,000,000th user will get a special recognition from Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to mark this momentous milestone.

The Rapid Renewal service is currently offered by cities and towns from York County to Aroostook County, with populations ranging from Glenwood Plantation's two citizens to more than 64,000 in Portland. Through Rapid Renewal, Maine people are able to quickly and easily renew their vehicle registrations and pay their municipal excise taxes online, 24/7 from any computer or mobile device

Rapid Renewal is just part of the popular suite of electronic services available through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Other online services include:

  • Duplicate registrations
  • Organ donor registry
  • Trailer registration renewal
  • Driver record orders
  • Vanity license plate orders

More than 450 online government services are now available through Maine.gov.

About Maine.gov

Maine.gov (http://www.Maine.gov) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC. part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

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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