Evaluation of Maine county websites

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

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on Maine'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
P
Partial.png
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 Maine: Cumberland County, York County, Penobscot County, Kennebec County, and Androscoggin County., These counties averaged a "D-" website transparency grade in 2012.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
2 2 3 3 na 1 0 0 0 2
P
Partial.png
1 3 1 1 na 2 2 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
2 0 1 1 na 2 3 5 5 3

Comparison chart


County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Androscoggin County, Maine D N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Cumberland County, Maine D
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N
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N
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N
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Kennebec County, Maine F P
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Penobscot County, Maine F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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York County, Maine C
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N
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N
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2009

This chart encompasses evaluations conducted in 2009. The counties averaged an "F" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
4 4 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 2
P
Partial.png
2 4 4 3 0 1 1 0 4 2
N
600px-Red x.png
6 4 0 0 12 11 11 12 8 8
No Website 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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.


County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Androscoggin County, Maine D N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Aroostook County, Maine A+
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Cumberland County, Maine D
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P
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N
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N
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N
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Franklin County, Maine F N
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N
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N
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N
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Hancock County, Maine D P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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P
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Kennebec County, Maine F P
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P
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P
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P
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Knox County, Maine C
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N
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N
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Lincoln County, Maine F N
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N
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P
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P
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Oxford County, Maine D
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Penobscot County, Maine F N
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N
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N
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Piscataquis County, Maine D- N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Sagadahoc County, Maine D Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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P
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N
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Somerset County, Maine D N
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Y
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Y
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Y
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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Waldo County, Maine A-
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Y
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N
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Washington County, Maine D N
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N
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Y
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Y
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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York County, Maine C
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N
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N
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Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a Maine county, you can report the error to Geoff Pallay, Director of Research.