NIST Election Results Common Data Format Specification Version 1
This publication is a specification for a common data format (CDF) for pre-election setup information and post-election results reporting. The format, known as the Election Results Common Data Format Specification, is comprehensive and detailed in its coverage of election results-related data and at the same time very flexible, able to accommodate election scenarios used throughout the United States. This publication contains a UML (Unified Modeling Language) model, a derived XML (eXtensible Markup Language) schema, usage information and guidance, and background information.
The specification, UML model, XML schema, and other files are available at:
Note: a prior version of the specification is being used by the state of Ohio to report its election results for the 2016 elections. The XML schema and associated documentation for that version are as follows:
For further information, please consult the contact information below:
Contact: John P. Wack
Information Technology Laboratory
100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970