XML ballot format

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Nov 21 2003 - 15:06:29 CST

Below is the format that Jan is using for the ballot. There have been a few
tweaks here and there since we started on this but I hope we are settled on
this for the demo.

Please Anand and Chris make any adjustments necessary so we are working with
the same thing. The electronic format of each cast ballot will be as
below -- one file for each ballot cast. One last thing: can we agree on
making the filename = 4-digit ballotno (at least for the demo)?

- <cast_ballot election_date="2003-11-21" state="MA" county="Franklin"
number="0751" precinct="2216">
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="Yes" name="Presidency">
<selection writein="No" name="President">Susan B. Anthony</selection>
<selection writein="No" name="Vice President">Betsy Ross</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Senator">
<selection writein="No">Jane Addams</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="U.S. Representative">
<selection writein="No">Ignace Paderewski</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Treasurer">
<selection writein="No">Tom Cosgrove</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Attorney General">
<selection writein="No">No preference indicated</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Commis. of Education">
<selection writein="No">Christian Doppler</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="State Senate">
<selection writein="Yes">DONALD DUCK</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="State Assembly">
<selection writein="No">Langston Hughes</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Transportation Initiative">
<selection writein="No">No</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Health care initiative">
<selection writein="No">No preference indicated</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Term limits">
<selection writein="No">Yes</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="No" coupled="No" name="Cat Catcher">
<selection writein="No">Oprah Winfrey</selection>
<selection writein="No">Queen Latifah</selection>
</contest>
- <contest ordered="Yes" coupled="No" name="County Commissioner">
<selection writein="Yes">GOOFY</selection>
<selection writein="No">Steve Wozniak</selection>
<selection writein="No">Gordon Moore</selection>
</contest>
</cast_ballot>

-- Alan Dechert 916-791-0456
http://www.openvoting.org
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