Evaluation of Washington county websites

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

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Wisconsin'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 Washington, which averaged a "B" website transparency grade in 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
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Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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5 5 5 2 5 5 1 0 5 5
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0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
N
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0

Comparison chart


No websites have been evaluated for Washington.

2009

In 2009 the counties averaged a "C" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
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25 31 27 35 31 16 0 0 23 27
P
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0 7 12 4 5 2 10 0 6 9
N
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14 1 0 0 3 21 29 39 10 3

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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Adams County, Washington C N
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Asotin County, Washington D- P
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Benton County, Washington B-
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Chelan County, Washington C
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Clallam County, Washington B-
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Clark County, Washington B
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Columbia County, Washington D N
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Cowlitz County, Washington B-
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Douglas County, Washington C P
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Ferry County, Washington D
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Franklin County, Washington B
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Garfield County, Washington F N
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Grant County, Washington C- N
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Grays Harbor County, Washington B
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Island County, Washington C- P
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Jefferson County, Washington B
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King County, Washington B
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Kitsap County, Washington B
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Kittitas County, Washington B-
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Klickitat County, Washington C- P
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Lewis County, Washington B-
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Lincoln County, Washington C N
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Mason County, Washington B
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Okanogan County, Washington D N
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Pacific County, Washington D
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Pierce County, Washington B
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San Juan County, Washington B-
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Skagit County, Washington B
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Skamania County, Washington D P
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Snohomish County, Washington B-
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Spokane County, Washington B-
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Stevens County, Washington F N
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Thurston County, Washington B-
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Wahkiakum County, Washington C- N
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Walla Walla County, Washington C
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Whatcom County, Washington B
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Whitman County, Washington F N
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Yakima County, Washington B
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Correcting errors

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

See also