The Importance of a Government Website
In our day and age, most of the information we get is through online media. Whether that is actual media, journalists, or information hubs like forums, or from our friends, we use the internet because it is the quickest way to obtain information.
When dealing with official things, government sites should be there to help us along the way. Nobody should have to deal with uninterested workers on information stands and others who take calls.
Government sites are important for a variety of reasons and these are the most important ones.
Obtaining Necessary Information about Documents
Official documents like a personal ID card, passport, a driver’s license and anything obtained from the government, there should be an official site to make sure that all the necessary documents can be prepared in advance, should anything need to be done personally.
Going to submit official documents only to find that you lack this or that document and that you have to wait for days to obtain it can be pretty annoying, particularly given that time is precious and people should not waste it on documents because information is hard to obtain.
Warnings and Notices – Official Sources
It would be a shame to have to go through pages of regurgitation and media hearsay before actually getting official information. If one does not want to watch the news and all of the advertisements that go with it, an official site with notices and warnings should exist, giving people the heads up, from an official source and not something the media chewed up and put on a site.
This can help people prepare for whatever comes next, like a state of emergency or a lockdown, or anything like that, which is very important in trying pandemic times.
Local Official Sites – Per City and County
When you have multiple counties, states and cities, each of them should have their own site, but not one which was designed in the late 90s and forgotten until the end of eternity, but rather a working site which is updated daily, or however frequently is necessary.
Local sites should cover everything regarding a local city, for example if a city goes into lockdown only, and not the entirety of a country, as well as if there are any accidents or road work to be done, so that the citizens can be warned in advance.
Going to work and getting stuck in traffic due to an unforeseen circumstance regarding road work is unfortunate and can be easily avoided with government updates, for example, a mobile application.
General Information and Communication
General information about a city’s legislative buildings and administrations as well as those of an entire country are all important pieces of information which the government should be able to communicate easily to its citizens.
An official site should have all those things, if not one, then multiple sites, for all local cities and locations. It should be mandatory for all of this to be online, because it would be a shame for someone to waste days just because they were missing key pieces of information, for example, where to go if they want a construction license for their own land.
A government website, or even multiple ones, are necessary and could be very important in communicating information to their citizens, from documents, warnings, notices, to anything in between like cultural events and sports events.