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<div style="float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em;">__TOC__</div>'''What information can people find on their [[county websites|county's]] website in New Jersey?'''
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<div style="float:right; margin:0 0 1em 1em;">__TOC__</div>Below is a chart evaluating the [[affirmative disclosure|transparency]] efforts of [[New Jersey]] county websites.
 
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This page captures a snapshot of the information contributed by '''Sunshine Review''' users after they've studied the information made available on [[New Jersey counties (Sunshine Review)|New Jersey county websites]].
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'''See also:'''  [[County websites, state-by-state comparison]], to compare what you can find on New Jersey's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.
 
'''See also:'''  [[County websites, state-by-state comparison]], to compare what you can find on New Jersey's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.
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Check the Sunshine Review page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations SR users have made for positive changes.
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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.
* See sample [[proactive disclosure|transparency]] legislation at the [http://www.sunshinestandard.org Sunshine Standard]
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==Conclusions chart==
 
==Conclusions chart==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
In 2012 Sunshine Review evaluated the five largest counties and found they averaged a "B-" grade.
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This chart encompasses the 5 largest counties, which averaged a "B-" website transparency grade in 2012.
  
 
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
In 2009 Sunshine Review evaluated all of the counties and found the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.
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In 2009 the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.
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table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
 
table = class="wikitable sortable", [[Alabama counties (Sunshine Review)|County]], [[Transparency checklist|Grades]], [[Government budgets|Budget]], [[Open Meeting Law|Meetings]], [[Elected Officials (Sunshine Review)]], [[Administrative Officials|Admin.<br>Officials]], [[Building permits and zoning|Permits/<br>Zoning]], [[Audits]], [[Contracts]], [[Lobbying]], [[State sunshine laws|Public records]], [[Local taxes|Taxes]]
 
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noresultsheader = No websites have been evaluated for [[New Jersey]].
 
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{{New Jersey (Sunshine Review)}}
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==Correcting errors==
[[Category:My Government Website/New Jersey]]
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If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a [[New Jersey counties|New Jersey county]], you can report the error to [mailto:geoff.pallay@ballotpedia.org Geoff Pallay, Director of Research].
[[Category: New Jersey counties]]
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[[Category:County website evaluation charts]]
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{{New Jersey}}
[[Category:Sunshine Review pages]]
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[[Category:New Jersey]]
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[[Category:Rated New Jersey counties]]

Revision as of 10:46, 26 August 2013

Portal:My Government WebsiteMgw small.png
My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of New Jersey county websites.

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

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 4 5 5 na 1 2 0 4 3
P
Partial.png
0 1 0 0 na 1 2 0 0 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 na 3 1 5 1 2
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

Comparison chart


County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bergen County, New Jersey B-
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N
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N
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Essex County, New Jersey C
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Na.png
N
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N
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N
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Hudson County, New Jersey C
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N
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N
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N
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Middlesex County, New Jersey D
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P
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{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
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N
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N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
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Na.png
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P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
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2009

In 2009 the counties averaged a "D+" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials (Sunshine Review)? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
17 18 16 21 0 3 0 0 16 11
P
Partial.png
1 3 5 0 3 3 16 0 0 4
N
600px-Red x.png
3 0 0 0 18 15 5 21 5 6
  • Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.

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 (Sunshine Review) Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Atlantic County, New Jersey A-
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Na.png
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N
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Bergen County, New Jersey B-
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{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
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Burlington County, New Jersey C-
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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N
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N
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Camden County, New Jersey C-
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{{{1}}}
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
600px-Red x.png
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N
600px-Red x.png
Cape May County, New Jersey C
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
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P
Partial.png
N
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Cumberland County, New Jersey C-
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
Essex County, New Jersey C
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{{{1}}}
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Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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N
600px-Red x.png
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N
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Gloucester County, New Jersey C
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P
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P
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N
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Hudson County, New Jersey C
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Na.png
N
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{{{1}}}
N
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N
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{{{1}}}
Hunterdon County, New Jersey B-
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
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N
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Mercer County, New Jersey C- N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Middlesex County, New Jersey D
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Monmouth County, New Jersey B-
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Morris County, New Jersey D
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{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
Ocean County, New Jersey C
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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{{{1}}}
Passaic County, New Jersey C
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{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
Salem County, New Jersey C
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{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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Somerset County, New Jersey C-
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{{{1}}}
P
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{{{1}}}
Na.png
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
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P
Partial.png
Sussex County, New Jersey A+
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{{{1}}}
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{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Union County, New Jersey C
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Warren County, New Jersey B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
Na.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png

Correcting errors

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