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The Source object represents the organization that is publishing the information. This object is the only required object in the feed file, and only one source object is allowed to be present.

Tag Data Type Required? Repeats? Description Error Handling
Name xs:string Required Single Specifies the name of the organization that is providing the information. If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore the Source element containing it.
VipId xs:string Required Single Specifies the ID of the organization. VIP uses FIPS codes for this ID. If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore the Source element containing it.
DateTime xs:dateTime Required Single Specifies the date and time of the feed production. The date/time is considered to be in the timezone local to the organization. If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
Description InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies both the nature of the organization providing the data and what data is in the feed. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
OrganizationUri xs:string Optional Single Specifies a URI to the home page of the organization publishing the data. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
FeedContactId xs:IDREF Optional Single Reference to the Person who will respond to inquiries about the information contained within the file. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
TouUri xs:anyURI Optional Single Specifies the website where the Terms of Use for the information in this file can be found. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
Version xs:string Required Single Specifies the version of the data If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
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<Source id="src1">
   <DateTime>2013-10-24T14:25:28</DateTime>
   <Description>
      <Text language="en">SBE is the official source for Virginia data</Text>
   </Description>
   <Name>State Board of Elections, Commonwealth of Virginia</Name>
   <OrganizationUri>http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/</OrganizationUri>
   <VipId>51</VipId>
   <Version>5.0</Version>
</Source>