Election Results Reporting Subgroup

This subgroup is creating a common data format for election results reporting. The current documents are located here and at


There are two phases to this effort:

  • Phase 1 - create initial version 1.0 specification and use as possible in 2015-2016 elections
  • Phase 2 - based on feedback from Phase 1, create version 2.0 of specification
Phase 2 also involves creation of a repository of identifiers for geo-political geographies and for the most common types of contests.

Current Status

The version 1 specification will be issued as a NIST Special Publication. The version 2 effort will start in 2016 and will focus on other changes TBD. The State of Ohio is using a slightly older version of the version 1 schema for reporting its election results; see the example file below from OH for its Nov 3, 2015 election results.

Documents for Version 1.0

Link Description Date
Latest version of spec - PDF 2016-02-02
Latest version of XML schema 2016-02-02
Latest version of data model in MagicDraw 2016-02-02
Latest version of spec - MS Word 2016-02-02
NIST_V1_election_results.png Picture of latest version of data model 2016-02-02
AlbanyCounty_ESS-1027150624.xml Example file using Albany County, NY 2015-11-03
test5-nist-6037-2014-11-04-1022151257.xml Example file using LA County, CA 2015-11-03
V49_ieee_1622_2_110415.xml Example file using OH election results for 2015-11-03 2015-11-04

Chairs and Members

  • Sarah Whitt, co-chair
  • John Wack, co-chair
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-- John Wack - 2015-10-13


Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
XMLxml AlbanyCounty_ESS-1027150624.xml r1 manage 3238.2 K 2015-11-03 - 16:26 JohnWack Example file from NY Albany County election results
Unknown file formatdocm ElectionResultsReporting-v19.docm r4 r3 r2 r1 manage 11521.1 K 2015-11-05 - 20:50 JohnWack  
PDFpdf ElectionResultsReporting-v19.pdf r4 r3 r2 r1 manage 3673.2 K 2015-11-05 - 20:50 JohnWack  
Unknown file formatdocm ElectionResultsReporting-v25.docm r1 manage 12012.9 K 2016-02-02 - 19:43 JohnWack  
PDFpdf ElectionResultsReporting-v25.pdf r1 manage 3482.6 K 2016-02-02 - 19:43 JohnWack  
PNGpng ElectionResultsReporting.png r1 manage 2695.9 K 2015-11-04 - 12:45 JohnWack Image of UML data model
Unknown file formatmdzip NIST_V1.0-49_-_ElectionResultsReporting.mdzip r1 manage 128.2 K 2015-11-04 - 12:46 JohnWack UML data model in MagicDraw format
Unknown file formatmdzip NIST_V1.0-50_-_ElectionResultsReporting.mdzip r1 manage 171.8 K 2016-02-02 - 19:43 JohnWack  
PNGpng NIST_V1_election_results.png r1 manage 4921.1 K 2016-02-02 - 19:43 JohnWack  
Unknown file formatxsd NIST_V1_election_resultsV50.xsd r1 manage 28.7 K 2016-02-02 - 19:43 JohnWack  
Unknown file formatxsd NIST_V1_election_results_reportingV49.xsd r1 manage 28.9 K 2015-11-03 - 16:31 JohnWack NIST CDF for Election Results Reporting XML Schema
XMLxml V49_ieee_1622_2_110415.xml r1 manage 219.9 K 2015-11-04 - 14:12 JohnWack  
Compressed Zip archivezip ieee_1622_2-V49-1104151353.zip r1 manage 15.2 K 2015-11-04 - 19:08 JohnWack  
XMLxml test5-nist-6037-2014-11-04-1022151257.xml r1 manage 288470.3 K 2015-11-03 - 16:24 JohnWack Example file from LA County 2012 election results
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