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May 2008

Welcome to Oklahoma's eGovernment News Report providing you with up-to-date information on Oklahoma's eGovernment achievements.


14,000 Professionals Can Now Renew Narcotics Registrations Online

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control (OBNDD) launched a new service that enables over 14,000 OBNDD registrants to renew or apply for new registrations online. Five thousand registrants are due for renewal this year. Such registrations include: practitioners, animal euthanasia technicians, dog handlers, pharmacies, hospice/home health, clinical detoxification, and pharmaceutical distributors.  

“The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is committed to streamlining our processes and making the registration cycle efficient and fiscally responsible. We will eliminate cumbersome paper handling issues that plague all of government. The Bureau works tirelessly with our medical community and registrants to make a safer Oklahoma. OK.gov has been a tremendous conduit in facilitating our online registration endeavor and should be applauded for their partnership and efforts,” commented R. Darrell Weaver, Director of Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Control. 

The registration process enables registrants to pay online with Visa, MasterCard and electronic check payments utilizing OK.gov’s secure payment engine. Upon completing the renewal process, registrants can print their certificates, thus reducing mailing and printing costs for OBNDD. OBNDD estimates $3,500 in cost savings for the first year as a result of the online registration renewal.

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State Election Board Launches Polling Place Locator 

State Election Board Secretary Michael Clingman recently announced the launch of a new polling place locator feature on the State Election Board's Web site. "The polling place locator may help thousands of Oklahomans verify the locations of their precinct polling places for the upcoming elections," Clingman said.

Registered voters need only to enter their last name, date of birth, and Zip Code and the locator produces a list of possible matches. The voter selects his or her name from the list and receives the name and address of the assigned polling place as well as a list of his or her Congressional, State Senate, State House, and County Commissioner Districts.

In the event that the locator is unable to match the voter's information, the voter should call his or her local County Election Board office directly. The locator also provides the appropriate contact information.

"The polling place locator is a great tool for Oklahoma voters who just need to verify their correct place to vote on election day," Clingman said.

"Voters can access the polling place locator from any computer connected to the internet at any time, including on election day when it may be difficult to reach their local County Election Board office by telephone."

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"Go Green Oklahoma" Initiative Showcases How eGovernment Reduces the Carbon Footprint

Go Green Oklahoma is an innovative program showcasing how Oklahoma eGovernment is helping to reduce the carbon footprint by cutting down paper-based processes and citizen travel to government facilities. Go Green Oklahoma was launched in May of 2008 and currently provides data from online license renewal systems developed by OK.gov. Currently, OK.gov online license renewals reduced paper consumption amongst state agencies by over 245,500 sheets of paper during a 14 month period.

We invite state agencies to report their online services that reduce paper consumption and/or carbon emissions to be included in our data. An integrated form enables state agencies to easily report their “Green” data on their online services, available through "report your online service".

Go Green Oklahoma is available only online, helping to reduce CO2 emissions associated with paper consumption and the transport of printed material.

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New Kids Web site Provides Students with "Code for Kids" Resources

“Code for Kids”, is a unique program providing resources to kids interested in learning how to code. “Code for Kids” is a solution to a recent problem brought forth to OK.gov by a 5th grade student with a heart to code. The student had lost interest in school and wanted to drop out. In efforts of revitalizing the student’s interest in staying in school, the student’s teacher sent him to OK.gov for a day to learn more about his interest in programming.

OK.gov employees were personally touched by the student’s story and were inspired to create a section on the portal to assist other kids in learning how to code.

Other resources available through the new Web site include:

  • Homework Help
  • Oklahoma Coloring Book
  • Oklahoma History and Facts
  • Science and Wildlife
  • Fun and Games
  • Research

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OK.gov Releases 2007 Oklahoma eGovernment Annual Report

The 2007 OK.gov Annual Report provides a glimpse to last year’s Oklahoma eGovernment achievements, highlighting all OK.gov applications and Web sites that went live throughout the year.

The publication also features many OK.gov statistics, and a letter from the Honorable Governor Brad Henry and Joe Fleckinger, Deputy Director of Information Technology and Director of Information Services Division at the Office of State Finance.

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What's Inside

Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives
salute_faith"We purpose to educate, empower and encourage communities of faith to partner with state agencies to serve their “neighbors".... more

- Robin Jones,

Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy
salute_pharmacy"OSBP is proud to assist the citizens of Oklahoma by responding to their questions and complaints regarding pharmacy issues...." more

- Bryan H. Potter, D.PH.,
 Executive Director


How Do I View Nursing Home Ratings in Oklahoma?

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How Do I Find Classes on Boat Safety?

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Friday, July 4
(Independence Day) 

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Oklahoma Information Technology Accessibility Conference
Oklahoma Able Tech
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
June 2-3, 2008
Brenda Dawes

Orientation for Merit Protection Online Filing
Oklahoma Merit Protection Commission Concourse Theater at the State Capitol
June 5, 2008 | 8am - 4:30pm
Austin Gilley

Sooner Save Seminars at the Capitol
Sooner Save
June 13, 2008
9am - 4pm
Augusta Pleshko

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OK.gov's State Employee Night Out at the Brick
August 1, 2008
Bricktown Ballpark
Watch the OK.gov homepage in July for additional details about the event.


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