The Open Civic Data specifications define the following core types:
A political geography such as a state, county, or congressional district. May have multiple boundaries over their lifetime.
Division IDs take the form
ocd-division/country:<country_code>[<type>:type_id>]+. The canonical repository of division IDs is opencivicdata/ocd-division-ids You can also look up a division id using the Open Civic Data editor and lookup tool.
See Division Objects for details.
A governing body that exists within a division. While ‘Florida’ would be a division, the Florida State Legislature would be a jurisdiction.
Jurisdictions IDs take the form
jurisdiction_idis the ID for the related division without the ocd-division/ prefix and
jurisdiction_typeis council, legislature, etc.
See Jurisdiction Objects for details.
A person, typically a politician or government official.
The Popolo person schema is used to represent person data.
See Person Objects for details.
A group of people, such as a city council, state senate, or committee.
The Popolo organization schema is used to represent organization data.
See Organization Objects for details.
A legislative document and its history, may technically be a resolution, appointment, or contract so long as it has a name and would be considered to have a legislative history.
See Bill Objects for details.
The record of a vote taken on a motion, such as a confirmation or passage of a bill. May contain individual legislator’s yay/nay votes or just an outcome.
See Vote Objects for details.
A legislative event, such as a meeting or hearing.
See Event Objects for details.