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Election Data API Fields

VoteAmerica provides an Election Information API with the following fields:

SlugDescriptionField Format
2020_ballot_curing_instructions2020 Ballot Curing InstructionsMarkdown
2020_ballot_drop_date2020 ballot drop dateDate
2020_ballot_return_deadline_by_mail2020 ballot return deadline (by mail)Markdown
2020_ballot_return_deadline_in_person2020 ballot return deadline (in person)Markdown
2020_early_voting_ends2020 early voting end dateMarkdown
2020_early_voting_starts2020 early voting start dateMarkdown
2020_general_election_date2020 general election dateDate
2020_legal_changes2020 legal changesMarkdown
2020_official_election_calendar2020 official state election calendar.URL
2020_other_changesBeing phased out. Use 2020_legal_changesMarkdown
2020_registration_changesBeing phased out. Use 2020_legal_changesMarkdown
2020_registration_deadline_by_mail2020 registration deadline (by mail)Markdown
2020_registration_deadline_in_person2020 registration deadline (in person)Markdown
2020_registration_deadline_online2020 registration deadline (online)Markdown
2020_vbm_anyoneWhether anyone can VBM (automatically or by application) in 2020Boolean
2020_vbm_changesBeing phased out. Use 2020_legal_changesMarkdown
2020_vbm_mailing_applicationsTrue if the state is mailing VBM applications to all registered votersBoolean
2020_vbm_request_deadline_by_in_person2020 ballot request deadline (in person)Markdown
2020_vbm_request_deadline_by_mail2020 ballot request deadline (by mail)Markdown
2020_vbm_request_deadline_online2020 ballot request deadline (online)Markdown
alert_registrationVoter registration alertsMarkdown
alert_vbmVBM alertsMarkdown
early_voting_endsEarly voting endsMarkdown
early_voting_notesNotes related to early voting.Markdown
early_voting_startsEarly voting startsMarkdown
election_protection_phoneState-specific election protection hotline numberMarkdown
election_protection_websiteState-specific election protection websiteURL
external_tool_absentee_ballot_trackerState tool for tracking your VBM ballot.URL
external_tool_ovrState online voter registration toolURL
external_tool_polling_placeState polling place lookup toolURL
external_tool_vbm_applicationState VBM request toolURL
external_tool_verify_statusState tool for verifying registration statusURL
id_requirements_in_person_votingID requirements for voting in-personMarkdown
id_requirements_ovrID requirements for online voter regMarkdown
id_requirements_sdrID requirements for SDR and EDR.Markdown
id_requirements_vbmID requirements for VBMMarkdown
id_requirements_vbm_requestID requirements for VBM requests.Markdown
id_requirements_vbm_returnID requirements for voted mail-in ballotsMarkdown
leo_absentee_ballotsLocal Election Office - Absentee BallotsURL
leo_overseas_votersLocal Election Office - Overseas VotersURL
leo_voter_registrationLocal Election Office - voter registrationURL
official_info_early_votingThe state's page for early voting informationURL
official_info_felonThe state's page for felon re-enfranchisement infoURL
official_info_registrationThe state's page for voter registration infoURL
official_info_studentsThe state's page for registering to vote as a studentURL
official_info_vbmThe state's page for VBM infoURL
official_info_voter_idThe state's page for voter ID infoURL
overseas_fvap_directionsFVAP url that shows state-specific directionsURL
overseas_fvap_toolFVAP url that shows the state-specific toolsURL
pdf_absentee_formThe github URL for the form -- not the state websites.URL
polls_closePolls closeMarkdown
polls_openPolls openMarkdown
registration_automatic_existsTrue if automatic voter reg existsBoolean
registration_deadline_in_personVoter registration deadline (in-person)Markdown
registration_deadline_mailVoter registration deadline (by-mail).Markdown
registration_deadline_onlineVoter registration deadline (online)Markdown
registration_directionsThis will override the default registration instructionsMarkdown
registration_minimum_ageMinimum age to register to voteMarkdown
registration_notesVoter registration notesMarkdown
registration_nvrf_box_6Box 6 - ID numberMarkdown
registration_nvrf_box_7Box 7 - Choice of PartyMarkdown
registration_nvrf_box_8Box 8 - Race or ethnic groupMarkdown
registration_nvrf_submission_addressNVRF submission addressMarkdown
registration_ovr_directionsState-specific OVR directionsMarkdown
registration_rulesVoter registration rulesMarkdown
registration_submission_emailTrue if you can submit your registration form via emailBoolean
registration_submission_faxTrue if you can submit your form via faxBoolean
registration_submission_in_personTrue if you can register to vote in personBoolean
registration_submission_mailTrue if you can submit your form via mailBoolean
registration_submission_phoneTrue if you can register to vote via phoneBoolean
sdr_early_votingAllows SDR during the early voting periodBoolean
sdr_election_dayAllows SDR on Election DayBoolean
sdr_notesSame Day Registration (notes)Markdown
sdr_whereSDR locationsMarkdown
sos_contact_emailStatewide election email. Generally the SOS.Markdown
sos_election_websiteStatewide election website. Generally the SOS.URL
sos_phone_numberStatewide election phone number. Generally the SOS.Markdown
vbm_absentee_ballot_rulesVBM rules.Markdown
vbm_application_directionsThis will override the template VBM app directions.Markdown
vbm_app_submission_emailVBM - can you submit your app via email?Boolean
vbm_app_submission_faxVBM - can you submit your app via fax?Boolean
vbm_app_submission_in_personVBM - can you submit your app in person?Boolean
vbm_app_submission_mailVBM - can you submit your app via mail?Boolean
vbm_app_submission_phoneVBM - can you apply via phone?Boolean
vbm_counties_provides_dropboxesTrue if dropbox availability varies by countyBoolean
vbm_deadline_in_personVBM request deadline (in-person)Markdown
vbm_deadline_mailVBM request deadline (by-mail)Markdown
vbm_deadline_onlineVBM request deadline (online)Markdown
vbm_first_day_to_applyEarliest date to request a mail-in ballotMarkdown
vbm_no_excuseTrue if the state has no-excuse VBMBoolean
vbm_notesVBM notesMarkdown
vbm_other_optionsVBM - if you've requested a ballot, other ways you can voteMarkdown
vbm_ovbm_directionsState-specific OVBM directionsMarkdown
vbm_permanent_anyoneTrue if anyone can sign up for permanent VBMBoolean
vbm_permanent_disabledTrue if elderly or disabled voters can sign up for permanent VBMBoolean
vbm_state_provides_ballot_postageTrue of the state provides postage for voted ballotsBoolean
vbm_state_provides_dropboxesTrue of the state provides VBM dropboxesBoolean
vbm_universalTrue if all elections are held by mail.Boolean
vbm_voted_ballot_deadline_in_personVOTED ballot return deadline (in person)Markdown
vbm_voted_ballot_deadline_mailVOTED ballot deadline (by mail)Markdown
vbm_warningsVBM warningsMarkdown
warnings_registrationVoter registration warningsMarkdown