ballot_measure_contest.txtΒΆ

The ballot_measure_contest.txt file provides information about a ballot measure before the voters, including summary statements on each side. Extends ContestBase.

Tag Data Type Required? Repeats? Description Error Handling
ConStatement InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies a statement in opposition to the referendum. It does not necessarily appear on the ballot. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
EffectOfAbstain InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies what effect abstaining (i.e. not voting) on this proposition will have (i.e. whether abstaining is considered a vote against it). If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
FullText InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies the full text of the referendum as it appears on the ballot. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
InfoUri xs:anyURI Optional Single Specifies a URI that links to additional information about the referendum. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
PassageThreshold InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies the threshold of votes that the referendum needs in order to pass. The default is a simple majority (i.e. 50% plus one vote). Other common thresholds are “three-fifths” and “two-thirds”. If there are competing initiatives, information about their effect on the passage of the BallotMeasureContest would go here. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
ProStatement InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies a statement in favor of the referendum. It does not necessarily appear on the ballot. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
SummaryText InternationalizedText Optional Single Specifies a short summary of the referendum that is on the ballot, below the title, but above the text. If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
Type BallotMeasureType Optional Single Specifies the particular type of ballot measure. Must be one of the valid BallotMeasureType options. If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
OtherType xs:string Optional Single Allows for cataloging a new BallotMeasureType option, when Type is specified as “other.” If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.
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con_statement,effect_of_abstain,full_text,info_uri,passage_threshold,pro_statement,summary_text,type,other_type,id
This is no good.,Nothing will happen.,,,,Everything will be great.,,referendum,,,,bmc30001