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Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commission: Elections Division (October, 2008)

Researchers with the Pew Center on the States, in conjunction with Nielsen Norman Group, measured the usability and effectiveness of state election Web sites based on benchmarks that range from quickly finding the site itself to how easily users can locate important voting information. Based on these criteria, each site was assigned a usability score using a scale from 1 to 100.

The report Being Online is Not Enough ranked Maine's Election information website in the Top 10, tying for 8th place with Minnesota and Wyoming.

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Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles Recognized for New Online Service (September, 2008)

The Center for Digital Government recognized Maine's Bureau of Motor Vehicles' web-based Municipal Data Transfer Service with an Honorable Mention in its 2008 Digital Government Achievement Award competition, in the government-to-government state category.

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Bureau of Motor Vehicles Online Services Win Digital Achievement Award (September, 2006)

The Center for Digital Government recognized Maine's suite of online motor vehicle services with a 2006 Digital Government Achievement Award in the government-to-citizen state category.

Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Web Sites 2006

Maine Online Genealogy Resources Recognized (September, 2006)

Maine State Archives and the Information Resources of Maine (InforME) have received national recognition for the online delivery of genealogical resources. In the August, 2006 edition of Family Tree Magazine, the state's genealogy web site ( ) was ranked among the nation's very best.

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Secretary of State receives Government Computer News Agency Award (September 2004)

Maine's Secretary of State received honors as PostNewsweek Tech Media announced the winners of the 2004 Government Computer News Awards. From a field of 116 nominations, the Maine Secretary of State's was chosen as one of 10 winners by a panel of editors from Government Computer News (GCN) and Washington Technology for innovative IT accomplishments. GCN and Washington Technology are leading sources of news and information about technology in government.

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SOSonline Ranks 5th in the Nation for the best G2B - Government to Business - web site (September 2004)

The Center for Digital Government named one of the best G2B - Government to Business web sites in the nation.

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Maine Service Wins EGov 2003 Pioneer Award (May, 2003)

Maine's UCC Total Solution service was recognized as one of 30 exemplary electronic government applications from around the world by EGov and Federal Computer Week. UCC Total Solution was created through a partnership of the Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions and InforME . The service allows businesses to complete all UCC transactions with the state electronically, including searching and filing UCCs, a debtor name index, and document authentication service.

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Maine Secretary of State's Website One of the Best (October, 2003)

The Secretary of State's website ( ) received a number three ranking in the Constitutional Officer category of this year's Best of the Web competition by the national Center for Digital Government.

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Rapid Renewal receives Civic 50 Awards (July 2001)

Rapid Renewal, the Secretary of State's on-line vehicle registration renewal service, is recognized as one of the first e-government service that transmits citizen fee payments electronically to two different levels of government.