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Election Markup Language (EML): XML specification for the structured interchange of data among hardware, software, and service providers who engage in any aspect of providing election or voter services to public or private organizations. The services performed for such elections include but are not limited to voter role/membership maintenance (new voter registration, membership and dues collection, change of address tracking, etc.), citizen/membership credentialing, redistricting, requests for absentee/expatriate ballots, election calendaring, logistics management (polling place management), election notification, ballot delivery and tabulation, election results reporting and demographics. Organization: OASIS. More information: EML page on the OASIS website.

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM): This has been developed through a partnership of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. It is designed to develop, disseminate and support enterprise-wide information exchange standards and processes that enable jurisdictions to effectively share critical information in emergency situations, as well as support the day-to-day operations of agencies throughout the United States. NIEM builds on the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM). Organization: National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). More information: NIEM technical overview on the NIEM website.

Tax XML: Tax XML includes a vocabulary of terms, a repository of artifacts including XML templates, documents exchanged for tax compliance, best practices, guidelines and recommendations for practical implementation. The intent is a common vocabulary that will allow participants to unambiguously identify the tax related information exchanged within a particular business context. Organization: OASIS. More information: Tax XML page on the OASIS website.

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