FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2005
Contact: Doug Dunbar, Deputy Secretary of State
Secretary of State Announces Milestones in Maine's
Rapid Renewal Online Vehicle Registration Program
SKOWHEGAN, MAINE -- Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap joined Skowhegan officials at a ceremony on Friday, April 15th, in the Skowhegan Municipal Building to announce significant milestones in Maine's Rapid Renewal online vehicle registration program.
Secretary Dunlap kicked off Skowhegan's participation in Rapid Renewal and announced that the number of participating communities has now reached 75. He also announced that with Skowhegan's involvement, more than 50 percent of Maine's population can now access this convenient service to renew their vehicle registration. Additionally, the Secretary noted that Rapid Renewal will reach 100,000 completed transactions later this month.
“Online services offer unprecedented access to government services and convenience for the people of Maine. The Secretary of State's office is pleased to partner with a growing number of municipalities to offer 24 hour access to vehicle registration services,” Dunlap commented.
“Providing services through our website not only benefits the public, but it also gives municipal employees more time to focus on individual problems that require more one-on-one attention. Everyone is better off because of the steps that have been taken to expand access to services. We encourage people to ‘Get Online' rather than in line,” Dunlap added.
The Secretary indicated that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles now offers more online applications than any other agency in State government. More information about Rapid Renewal is available at www.informe.org/bmv/rapid-renewal/. Details about other online services offered through the Department of the Secretary of State can be found at www.sosonline.org.