OASIS Election and Voter Services TC

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Enabling the exchange of data for public and private election services


The Technical Committee was closed by OASIS TC Administration on 06 July 2015 and is no longer active. Archives of its work remain publicly accessible and are linked from this page. OASIS appreciates the efforts of all those who participated in this TC.

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TC Approves new version of EML - the E&VS Technical Committee has approved a new version, v7.0, of EML as a Committee Specification. Click here to access the files that constitute this new version.

Top Reasons for using EML:The TC has produced a document setting out the Top Reasons for using EML. Click here for further details.

EML Wiki Implementation advice and guidance is available on our Wiki website. The site can also be used to pose new questions to the TC. Click here for further details.


The Election and Voter Services Technical Committee's objective is to standardize election and voter services information using XML. The committee is focused on delivering a reliable, accurate and trusted XML specification (Election Markup Language (EML)) for the structured interchange of data among hardware, software and service vendors who provide election systems and services. EML is the first XML specification of its kind. When implemented, it can provide a uniform, secure and verifiable way to allow e-voting systems to interact as new global election processes evolve and are adopted.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


No subcommittees have been formed for this TC.

TC Liaisons

No TC Liaisons have been announced for this TC.

Technical Work Produced by the Committee

EML v7.0 Committee Specification

Wiki for OASIS Election and Voter Services TC member collaboration

Expository Work Produced by the Committee

The Case for EML v2 - a paper explaining the benefits of using EML.

Top Reasons for using EML - a document setting out the Top Reasons for using EML.

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS Election TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

Election Markup Language (EML) Recommended to Member States by Council of Europe

Mailing Lists and Comments

election: the list used by TC members to conduct Committee work. TC membership is required to post. TC members are automatically subscribed; the public may view archives.

election-comment: a public mail list for providing input to the OASIS Election and Voter Services Technical Committee members. Send a comment or view archives.

election-dev: an unmoderated, public mail list that provides an open forum for developers to exchange ideas and information on implementing the EML OASIS Standard. Subscribe or view archives.*

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