Party

This element describes a political party and the metadata associated with them. These can also include “dummy” parties to indicate a type of contest (e.g., a Voter Nominated CandidateContest can use the PrimaryPartyIds field and a dummy Party object to indicate that the contest is a “Top-Two” primary).

Tag

Data Type

Required?

Repeats?

Description

Error Handling

Abbreviation

xs:string

Optional

Single

An abbreviation for the party name.

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

Color

HtmlColorString

Optional

Single

The preferred display color for the party, for use in maps and other displays.

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

ExternalIdentifiers

ExternalIdentifiers

Optional

Single

Other identifiers that link this party to other related data sets (e.g. a campaign finance system, etc).

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

IsWriteIn

xs:boolean

Optional

Single

Signals if this political party is one that is officially recognized by a local, state, or federal organization, or is a “write-in” in jurisdictions which allow candidates to free-form enter their political affiliation. If this field is not present then it is assumed to be false.

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

LeaderPersonIds

xs:IDREFS

Optional

Single

A reference of Person elements which are leaders of the Party.

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

LogoUri

xs:anyURI

Optional

Single

Web address of a logo to use in displays.

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

Name

InternationalizedText

Optional

Single

The name of the party.

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

1<Party id="par0001">
2  <Abbreviation>REP</Abbreviation>
3  <Color>e91d0e</Color>
4  <IsWriteIn>false</IsWriteIn>
5  <LeaderPersonIds>per01</LeaderPersonIds>
6  <Name>
7    <Text language="en">Republican</Text>
8  </Name>
9</Party>

HtmlColorString

A restricted string pattern for a six-character hex code representing an HTML color string. The pattern is:

[0-9a-f]{6}