ExternalIdentifier

Tag

Data Type

Required?

Repeats?

Description

Error Handling

Type

IdentifierType

Required

Single

Specifies the type of identifier. Must be one of the valid types as defined by IdentifierType.

If the field is invalid or not present, the implementation is required to ignore the ElectionIdentifier containing it.

OtherType

xs:string

Optional

Single

Allows for cataloging an ExternalIdentifier type that falls outside the options listed in IdentifierType. Type should be set to “other” when using this field.

If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

Value

xs:string

Required

Single

Specifies the identifier.

If the field is invalid or not present, the implementation is required to ignore the ElectionIdentifier containing it.

 1<ExternalIdentifiers>
 2   <ExternalIdentifier>
 3      <Type>ocd-id</Type>
 4      <Value>ocd-division/country:us/state:nc/county:durham</Value>
 5   </ExternalIdentifier>
 6   <ExternalIdentifier>
 7      <Type>FIPS</Type>
 8      <Value>37063</Value>
 9   </ExternalIdentifier>
10   <ExternalIdentifier>
11      <Type>OTHER</Type>
12      <OtherType>GNIS</OtherType>
13      <Value>1008550</Value>
14   </ExternalIdentifier>
15   <external_identifer>
16      <Type>OTHER</Type>
17      <OtherType>census</OtherType>
18      <Value>99063</Value>
19   </ExternalIdentifier>
20</ExternalIdentifiers>