NCSL Media Alert
Aug. 2, 2021
Denver—The Georgia Legislature was awarded the 2021 Online Democracy Award for its exceptional legislative website.
NCSL's Online Democracy Award is presented annually to a legislature, legislative chamber or caucus whose website makes democracy user-friendly in an outstanding way. The winning website is chosen by a committee of legislative staffers who evaluate each site’s design, content and technological integration.
Georgia’s website, https://www.legis.ga.gov/, was recognized for its professional presentation, which offers an easy and helpful way to find information as a citizen, according to the selection committee. Georgia’s team did a “wonderful job” on its main page and search options and the ability to view the website on a mobile device was impressive. The selection committee recognized the website for its creative and consistent “Under the Gold Dome” theme. “The Georgia Legislature’s website has the whole package,” the committee said.
The Online Democracy Award is sponsored by two of NCSL's legislative staff associations: the National Association of Legislative Information Technology and the Legislative Information and Communications Staff.
Previous winners of the NCSL Online Democracy Award include the Minnesota Legislature (2020), North Carolina Legislature (2019), Massachusetts Legislature (2018), Alaska Legislature (2017), New York Senate (2016), Tennessee Legislature (2015), Utah Legislature (2014), Massachusetts Legislature (2013), Hawaii Legislature (2012), Florida Senate (2011), Washington Legislature (2010), Tennessee General Assembly (2009), Texas Legislature (2008), New Jersey Legislature (2007), Minnesota Legislature (2006) and the Utah Legislature (2005).
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.