Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Kern County removes data on political contributions

"It's disappointing and unfortunate that political contributions to those running for office in Kern County will no longer be available on the county Elections Division's website.

The reports were taken offline after local elections officials realized they may be violating a section of the California Public Records Act, which prohibits state or local agencies from publishing the home addresses or telephone numbers of elected officials and certain public employees online. Provisions in the law cover such a large group of people, including almost anyone who works in the criminal justice system, that verifying which campaign contributors might be public officials is virtually impossible.

To comply with the law, other counties redact all address and phone number information from campaign reports before posting them online, either by hand or through the electronic systems used to file those reports."

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