Nominations are now open for the 2015 Online Democracy Award
The Online Democracy Award seeks to recognize a state legislative website that stands out for making democracy user-friendly. Eligible nominees include the websites of state legislatures, individual chambers and officially recognized legislative caucuses. Please note, however, that legislative websites in states that have won the award in either of the previous two years (Utah in 2014 and Massachusetts in 2013) are not eligible for consideration in 2015.
Nominations for the 2015 award must be submitted online. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 8, 2015. Please review the award criteria and eligibility before submitting your nomination.
This year's winner will be announced at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Seattle.
The award is sponsored by NCSL's Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) and National Association of Legislative Information Technology (NALIT).
LINCS is the voice of state legislatures. Its members include public information officers, press secretaries, radio and television producers, photographers, civic educators and all those who serve as the external liaisons between the nation's state legislatures and their constituents. LINCS provides legislative communicators with a network of more than 400 professionals from around the country with whom to share ideas, war stories and experiences.
NALIT members are legislative information technology professionals and others interested in IT and computer services. NALIT promotes the exchange of ideas and information on all aspects of legislative information systems. NALIT also serves to foster positive communications between legislative information systems management and staff and the legislators and legislative staff they serve.
Submit your online nomination by Friday, May 8, 2015.