|[November 14, 2012]
New Android Application Released by Michigan Secretary of State Gives Mobile Users Access to State of Michigan Campaign Finance Filings
LANSING, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
Transparency into Michigan state campaign finances
expanded today. Michigan
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced the launch of a free
Android (News - Alert) application, "Michigan
CFS" (Campaign Finance Search). This application provides
the same mobile access as the iPhone (News - Alert) version released in April. Now most
mobile users can have immediate access to electronically filed
campaign finance information for all Michigan state offices, and
political committees. Both versions also provide access to contributor
information, on the go.
"Transparency and accountability in campaign finance are now
more easily accessible to all smartphone users," said Johnson,
the state's chief elections officer. "I encourage everyone with an
interest in campaign finance to check out this application."
CFS is available for free
download on the Google Play Store. Users can use a smple search to
find the most recent information on state candidates and/or committees.
Information includes committee type, reporting waiver status, office
sought, district sought, and election period. It also delivers the most
current financial data such as contributions received, including in-kind
contributions, expenditures made, and debt owed. Click once to see a
list of contributors and the amounts they contributed. The app allows
advanced searching as well; search by election period, party
affiliation, committee type or the office being sought.
"We are delighted to support the Michigan Secretary of State in this
Android version of the groundbreaking Michigan campaign finance mobile
application," said Randall Bartlett, president of NIC (News - Alert) Technologies.
"This app on Android will provide mobile access to even more citizens
with interest in Michigan campaign finance and elections."
Michigan CFS app is developed and managed by NIC Technologies, LLC,
part of eGovernment firm NIC Inc.'s
(NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. NIC Technologies also provides key
eGovernment services for other federal and state agencies. This includes
the previous Michigan CFS iPhone application and an iPhone application
"FEC CF$" that provides similar election finance data at the federal
Technologies develops and maintains systems developed for the
Michigan Bureau of Elections that support electronic filing and
disclosure for State campaign finance information.
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the
nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online
services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The NIC family of
companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional
information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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