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Subject: RE: [election-services] FW: Election Markup Language Version 7.0 approved and published as a Committee Specification

John -

We only need three and you have mine as one.  I would think we could get someone associated with PEW to throw their hat into the ring here since they are using the 505.  I don't know who else might be able to attest to usage, but surely someone can step up.

- Peter

-----Original Message-----
From: election-services@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:election-services@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of John Borras
Sent: 2011-12-12 3:23 AM
To: election-services@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [election-services] FW: Election Markup Language Version 7.0 approved and published as a Committee Specification

Now that we have completed this stage we have the difficult problem of being able to proceed to full OASIS Standard approval.  If we cannot get the 3 Statements of Use then we will not be able to take v7.0 any further, and the consequence of that will be that we will not be able to make a submission to ISO.  So somehow we need to unlock this problem.  I would welcome some inventive thinking please.  Do you know any organisations not already within OASIS who could be encouraged to join and help us?  

It would be a shame to have to stick at the Committee Spec stage now that we have the USA moving forward apace with EML.

John Borras
Chair OASIS E&VS Technical Committee
m. +(0)44 7976 157745
Skype:  gov3john

-----Original Message-----
From: Chet Ensign [mailto:chet.ensign@oasis-open.org]
Sent: 09 December 2011 15:00
To: tc-announce@lists.oasis-open.org; members@lists.oasis-open.org; election-services@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [members] (ANN) Election Markup Language Version 7.0 approved and published as a Committee Specification

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Specification by the members of the OASIS Election and Voter Services TC:

Election Markup Language (EML) Specification Version 7.0 Committee Specification 01
27 October 2011

This document describes the background and purpose of the Election Markup Language, the electoral processes from which it derives its structure and the security and audit mechanisms it is designed to support.  It also provides an explanation of the core schemas used throughout, definitions of the simple and complex datatypes, plus the EML schemas themselves. It also covers the conventions used in the specification and the use of namespaces, as well as guidance on the constraints, extensibility, and splitting of messages.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source:

XML schemas:

XML Dictionary and spreadsheet artifacts:

Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the OASIS Election and Voter Services TC [1] requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Specification (CS) level passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Election and Voter Services TC http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/election/

[2] Public reviews:
30-day public review, 18 August 2011:

[3] CS ballot

Chet Ensign
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