LocalityΒΆ

The Locality object represents the jurisdiction below the State (e.g. county).

Tag Data Type Required? Repeats? Description Error Handling
ElectionAdministrationId xs:IDREF Optional Single Links to the locality’s ElectionAdministration object. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
ExternalIdentifiers ExternalIdentifiers Optional Single Another identifier for a locality that links to another dataset (e.g. OCD-ID) If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
Name xs:string Required Single Specifies the name of a locality. If the field is not present or invalid, the implementation is required to ignore the Locality element containing it.
PollingLocationIds xs:IDREFS Optional Single Specifies a link to a set of the locality’s :ref:`polling locations <multi-xml-polling-location>`s. If early vote centers or ballot drop locations are locality-wide, they should be specified here. If the field is invalid or not present, the implementation is required to ignore it. However, the implementation should still check to see if there are any polling locations associated with this locality’s state.
StateId xs:IDREF Required Single References the locality’s State. If the field is invalid or not present, the implementation is required to ignore the Locality element containing.
Type DistrictType Optional Single Defines the kind of locality (e.g. county, town, et al.), which is one of the various DistrictType enumerations. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
OtherType xs:string Optional Single Allows for defining a type of locality that falls outside the options listed in DistrictType. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
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<Locality id="loc70001">
  <ElectionAdministrationId>ea40001</ElectionAdministrationId>
  <ExternalIdentifiers>
    <ExternalIdentifier>
      <Type>ocd-id</Type>
      <Value>ocd-division/country:us/state:va/county:albemarle</Value>
    </ExternalIdentifier>
  </ExternalIdentifiers>
  <Name>ALBEMARLE COUNTY</Name>
  <StateId>st51</StateId>
  <Type>county</Type>
</Locality>