(Sept. 26, 2012) The Center for Public Integrity conducted a nationwide
survey of state agencies that collect and monitor campaign finance reports. The
survey focused on the reporting, filing, public access and enforcement of
campaign finance reports filed by state-wide political party committees. Each of the
23 questions used in the survey had multiple-choice answers with numerical
values. Answers that promote openness, accountability and public access were
assigned higher values. The resulting total score for each state is listed
below, including their ranking compared to other states.
Scores of 80 and higher are considered satisfactory to excellent. Scores of 60 to
79 are considered barely passing. Scores below 60 are considered failing.
Clicking on any state name will show how that state answered each question.
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about the methodology.