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July 05, 2011 01:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
New iPhone application brings searchable access to financial filings for Presidential and Congressional candidates
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transparency into presidential and Congressional campaign finances became more convenient today as NIC Technologies, LLC announces the launch of a free iPhone application, “FEC Campaign Finance $earch,” providing mobile access to public Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. Available for free download on iTunes, users can search by federal candidate and/or committee, resulting in totals for net contributions, net distributions, cash and debt, as reported by that candidate or committee.
“We independently developed this as a public service to give mobile access to this important data.”
“This application gives real-time access to public information on federal campaign finance totals,” said Randall Bartlett, president of NIC Technologies, LLC. “We independently developed this as a public service to give mobile access to this important data.”
The new iPhone application also includes an advanced search giving users election finance data from 2001 to the present, with office, political party, and candidate status search fields. Senate and House searches also include state, and where appropriate the district criteria.
“A quick search on the new FEC Campaign Finance $earch app provides information on over 150 presidential candidates who filed with the FEC in the last Presidential election year, 2008,” said Bartlett. “The app will provide mobile ‘ringside seat’ access for current information on candidates in the upcoming 2012 presidential election.”
The FEC Campaign Finance $earch app was developed and is managed by NIC Technologies, LLC, part of eGovernment firm NIC Inc.’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. NIC Technologies also provides eGovernment services for other federal and state agencies, and a series of systems developed for the FEC to provide searchable access to FEC data, including historic litigation matters (via the EQS system), and Advisory Opinion actions (via the SAOS system). NIC Technologies has also supported the FEC by receiving and processing all electronic filings for federal elections and helping the FEC electronically provide filing information to the public.
NIC Inc. 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 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.