Evaluation of South Carolina county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of South Carolina county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on South Carolina's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
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means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties in South Carolina: Greenville County, Richland County, Charleston County, Spartanburg County, and Horry County. They averaged a "C+" website transparency grade as of June 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
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Y
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5 5 5 2 4 5 0 0 3 5
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0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 0
N
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0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0

Comparison chart

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Charleston County, South Carolina B
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Greenville County, South Carolina B-
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Horry County, South Carolina B-
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Richland County, South Carolina C
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina C
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2009

The rest of the evaluations for counties in South Carolina were conducted in 2009, where the counties averaged a "D" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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17 33 40 35 19 22 1 1 6 14
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2 8 3 6 17 1 20 0 2 26
N
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25 3 1 3 8 21 23 43 36 4
No Website 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Comparison chart

Please check each district to see when it was last rated, if there is no time stamp then check the "History" tab to see when it was last edited.

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Abbeville County, South Carolina D
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Aiken County, South Carolina A+
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Allendale County, South Carolina F N
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Anderson County, South Carolina A-
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Bamberg County, South Carolina F N
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Barnwell County, South Carolina D- N
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Beaufort County, South Carolina C N
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Berkeley County, South Carolina C P
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Calhoun County, South Carolina D- N
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Charleston County, South Carolina B
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Cherokee County, South Carolina F N
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Chester County, South Carolina D N
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Chesterfield County, South Carolina D- N
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Clarendon County, South Carolina C-
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Colleton County, South Carolina C- N
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Darlington County, South Carolina D N
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Dillon County, South Carolina F N
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Dorchester County, South Carolina C-
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Edgefield County, South Carolina D N
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Fairfield County, South Carolina B Y
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Florence County, South Carolina C N
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Georgetown County, South Carolina C
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Greenville County, South Carolina B-
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Greenwood County, South Carolina C- N
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Hampton County, South Carolina C- N
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Horry County, South Carolina B-
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Jasper County, South Carolina C- P
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Kershaw County, South Carolina B-
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Lancaster County, South Carolina C
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Laurens County, South Carolina F N
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Lee County, South Carolina F N
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Lexington County, South Carolina B-
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Marion County, South Carolina F N
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Marlboro County, South Carolina D- N
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McCormick County, South Carolina F N
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Newberry County, South Carolina C-
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Oconee County, South Carolina C-
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Orangeburg County, South Carolina D N
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Pickens County, South Carolina D-
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Richland County, South Carolina C
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Saluda County, South Carolina F N
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina C
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Sumter County, South Carolina D- N
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Union County, South Carolina F N
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Williamsburg County, South Carolina F P
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York County, South Carolina B-
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a South Carolina county, you can report the error by emailing us.