Friday, November 03, 2006

US Citizen Access Project

I mentioned this project a few years ago but thought it was worth flagging up again, the goal of the Citizen Access Project is to "allow citizens and public officials to better understand public access to local government information in all 50 states.". The site uses "legal research to examine the individual statutory provisions controlling open meetings and open records in the 50 states, regardless of where the provisions are found in a state's statutory compilations. In addition, the project evaluates relevant state appellate court decisions and constitutional provisions.". You can browse the access to information by category and view the ranking for each state. A new section recently added is a state-by-state ranking on Election Records.

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