Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of Wisconsin 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
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

The 5 largest counties averaged a "D" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 2 4 0 3 3 0 0 0 5
P
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0 3 1 5 1 0 5 0 0 0
N
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0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 5 0

Comparison chart

" County Budget Meetings Elected
Officials
Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Brown County, Wisconsin
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N
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Dane County, Wisconsin
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Racine County, Wisconsin
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2009

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

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
43 56 66 65 49 19 4 0 6 10
P
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3 7 4 4 12 4 0 0 18 46
N
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24 7 0 1 9 47 66 70 46 14

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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Officials
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Adams County, Wisconsin
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Y
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N
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Ashland County, Wisconsin N
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N
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Y
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N
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N
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Barron County, Wisconsin
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Bayfield County, Wisconsin P
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N
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Brown County, Wisconsin
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Buffalo County, Wisconsin N
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Burnett County, Wisconsin
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Calumet County, Wisconsin
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Chippewa County, Wisconsin
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Clark County, Wisconsin P
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Columbia County, Wisconsin
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Crawford County, Wisconsin N
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Dane County, Wisconsin
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Dodge County, Wisconsin P
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Door County, Wisconsin
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Douglas County, Wisconsin
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Dunn County, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
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Florence County, Wisconsin N
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Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin N
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Forest County, Wisconsin N
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Grant County, Wisconsin N
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Green County, Wisconsin N
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Green Lake County, Wisconsin
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Iowa County, Wisconsin
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Iron County, Wisconsin N
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Jackson County, Wisconsin
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Jefferson County, Wisconsin
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Juneau County, Wisconsin
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Kenosha County, Wisconsin
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Kewaunee County, Wisconsin N
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La Crosse County, Wisconsin
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Lafayette County, Wisconsin N
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Langlade County, Wisconsin
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Lincoln County, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
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Marathon County, Wisconsin
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Marinette County, Wisconsin
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Marquette County, Wisconsin N
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Menominee County, Wisconsin N
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N
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N
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Monroe County, Wisconsin N
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Oconto County, Wisconsin
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N
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Oneida County, Wisconsin
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N
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Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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N
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Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
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Pepin County, Wisconsin N
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Pierce County, Wisconsin N
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Polk County, Wisconsin
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Portage County, Wisconsin
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N
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Price County, Wisconsin N
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Racine County, Wisconsin
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Richland County, Wisconsin N
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N
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Rock County, Wisconsin
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Rusk County, Wisconsin
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Sauk County, Wisconsin
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Sawyer County, Wisconsin
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Shawano County, Wisconsin N
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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
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St. Croix County, Wisconsin
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Taylor County, Wisconsin N
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Trempealeau County, Wisconsin N
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Vernon County, Wisconsin N
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Vilas County, Wisconsin N
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Walworth County, Wisconsin
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Washburn County, Wisconsin
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Washington County, Wisconsin
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Waupaca County, Wisconsin
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Waushara County, Wisconsin
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N
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Winnebago County, Wisconsin
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Wood County, Wisconsin
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Correcting errors

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