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Secretary Grimes Launches Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website

Tuesday, 07 02, 2013

Lynn Sowards Zellen
Director of Communications
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
(502) 330-9839
Email: lynn.zellen@ky.gov

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched a redesigned website, http://sos.ky.gov/, today, streamlining the office’s online offerings and making the content mobile-friendly.

“The Secretary of State’s Office is focused on providing outstanding customer service,” said Grimes. “The redesigned website enables constituents to find what they need – from business filings to election information, from historical records to current events – quickly and conveniently.”

The new homepage includes links to frequently used features, such as the Kentucky One Stop Business Portal, online business services and candidate filing information, putting popular functions at customers’ fingertips. Visitors can also track the office’s activity via press releases and social media feeds.

The Secretary of State’s website is visited an average of more than 200,000 times per month. The new website is compatible with mobile use, keeping Kentuckians connected.

“According to a recent study, more than half of adult cell phone users access the internet on their mobile devices, with almost 20 percent using their phones as their primary means of going online,” said Grimes. “Creating a mobile-friendly, streamlined website is just one way my office is working to remain responsive to those we serve.”

The office and its website serve a wide range of purposes. The Secretary of State is the Commonwealth’s Chief Business Officer and Chief Election Official, and the website enables business entities and candidates to interact with the office efficiently.

Bookmarks to URLs that begin with “app.sos.ky.gov” should not be affected by the launch, but users will need to update bookmarks to pages for which the URL begins with “sos.ky.gov.”

“I’m extremely proud of the level of service the Secretary of State’s Office staff provides,” said Grimes. “The new website translates the staff’s expertise to give the same customer-oriented experience to online and mobile users. I’m excited for visitors to use and enjoy our redesigned online office.”

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