IEEE Standards Working Group P1622 on Voting Systems Electronic Data
Worked Examples of EML Usage
The OASIS Election Markup Language (EML) forms the basis for the IEEE P1622 use case standards. This page lists worked examples of EML usage for US elections. Worked examples of EML usage may be sent to NIST and subsequently posted on this page by sending e-mail to
or by consulting the contact information listed at the bottom of this page.
EML 410 Samples from Everyone Counts, Inc. - 2011
These EML 410 files were used to create the New South Wales State General Election in 2011, for which Everyone Counts developed both a web and telephone based voting solution for voters with disabilities in the Australian province in New South Wales (Sydney and environs). About 47,000 voters voted using Everyone Count's software - 95% on the web, 5% by telephone.
State of California Election Night Reporting - 2010
On election night 2010, the CA Secretary of State's office provided live election results in data files to people who signed up with the Secretary's office. The data files were provided for clients to use and process by an external system. As of 2008, the Secretary of State's office has provided the election data in EML.
- CA Media Guide
- White paper on the CA reporting presented at the NIST Common Data Format Workshop in 2009
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