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The Candidate object represents a candidate in a contest. If a candidate is running in multiple contests, each contest must have its own Candidate object. Candidate objects may not be reused between Contests.

Tag Data Type Required? Repeats? Description Error Handling
BallotName InternationalizedText Required Single The candidate’s name as it will be displayed on the official ballot (e.g. “Ken T. Cuccinelli II”). If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore the Candidate element containing it.
ContactInformation ContactInformation Optional Single Contact and physical address information for this Candidate and/or their campaign (see ContactInformation). If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
ExternalIdentifiers ExternalIdentifiers Optional Single Another identifier for a candidate that links to another source of information (e.g. a campaign committee ID that links to a campaign finance system). If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
FileDate xs:date Optional Single Date when the candidate filed for the contest. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
IsIncumbent xs:boolean Optional Single Indicates whether the candidate is the incumbent for the office associated with the contest. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
IsTopTicket xs:boolean Optional Single Indicates whether the candidate is the top of a ticket that includes multiple candidates. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
PartyId xs:IDREF Optional Single Reference to a Party element with additional information about the candidate’s affiliated party. This is the party affiliation that is intended to be presented as part of ballot information. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
PersonId xs:IDREF Optional Single Reference to a Person element with additional information about the candidate. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
PostElectionStatus CandidatePostElectionStatus Optional Single Final status of the candidate (e.g. winner, withdrawn, etc...). If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
PreElectionStatus CandidatePreElectionStatus Optional Single Registration status of the candidate (e.g. filed, qualified, etc...). If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
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<Candidate id="can10961">
   <BallotName>
     <Text language="en">Ken T. Cuccinelli II</Text>
   </BallotName>
   <PartyId>par0001</PartyId>
   <PersonId>per10961</PersonId>
</Candidate>