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Elected officials

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A government official or functionary is an official who is involved in public administration or government, through either election, appointment, or employment.

Disclosing elected officials on government websites

Websites sponsored by the government should include information about who serves on the governing board. The governing board could be a school board, a city council, a county commission, or other board that has the power and authority to set policy and taxes for a particular political jurisdiction.

The website should include:

Required:

  • The names of all elected officials who serve on the governing board.
  • Contact information for all elected officials. Contact information should include a physical address, a telephone number and an e-mail address.
  • The website should include information about terms of office and date of next election.
  • If the elected official was elected in a partisan election, the website should indicate the party affiliation of each elected politician on its governing board.

Recommended:

  • Any financial disclosures and conflict-of-interest statements (if required by the government entity) should be posted online.
  • Committee appointments
  • Voting record

See also