Jurisdictions By Election Year
This dataset contains all jurisdictions for which at least one candidate has registered with the PDC or declared their candidacy. Jurisdictions that do not have a campaign finance filing requirement are not displayed. For example, the office of the governor is displayed only for years where the office is up for election. The dataset covers the last 10 years.
This dataset is a best-effort by the PDC to provide a complete set of records as described herewith and may contain incomplete or incorrect information. The PDC provides access to the original reports for the purpose of record verification.
Descriptions attached to this dataset do not constitute legal definitions; please consult RCW 42.17A and WAC Title 390 for legal definitions and additional information regarding political finance disclosure requirements.
CONDITION OF RELEASE: This publication and or referenced documents constitutes a list of individuals prepared by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and may not be used for commercial purposes. This list is provided on the condition and with the understanding that the persons receiving it agree to this statutorily imposed limitation on its use. See RCW 42.56.070(9) and AGO 1975 No. 15.
|Name||Socrata field name||Column name in ||Data type||Description|
|jurisdiction||jurisdiction||jurisdiction||Text||The political jurisdiction associated with the office of a candidate or ballot issue committee.|
|juris_office_title||juris_office_title||juris_office_title||Text||The title/label for the jurisdiction. This field is generally the same or close to the jurisdiction field but may be different for readability. Provided for applications that will display this value in a friendly form.|
|juris_office_code||juris_office_code||juris_office_code||Text||This code is a concatenation of the jurisdiction code and the office code. It is formatted as jurisdiction_code-office_code (i.e. 3613-31 is the code for "City of Lake Forest Park" - Mayor)|
|election_year||election_year||election_year||Number||The election year in the case of candidates and single election committees. The reporting year in the case of continuing political committees.|
|id||id||id||Text||PDC internal identifier. The identifier is unique to an election_year, jurisdiction_code, and office_code.|
|class_sort||class_sort||class_sort||Text||This is sort order for the broad (highest level) categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is for sorting purposes only and is subject to change.|
|class_code||class_code||class_code||Text||This is code for the broad (highest level) categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is primarily for driving automated navigation of the jurisdictions. Please contact the PDC if you have a process that will rely on this value.|
|class_title||class_title||class_title||Text||This is title/label for the broad (highest level) categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is for display purposes only and is subject to change.|
|office_code||office_code||office_code||Text||This is the two digit code assigned to an office.|
|jurisdiction_county||jurisdiction_county||jurisdiction_county||Text||The county associated with the jurisdiction of a candidate or local ballot proposition. Multi-county jurisdictions are reported as the primary county. This field will be empty for political committees and when a candidate jurisdiction is statewide.|
|category_title||category_title||category_title||Text||This is title/label for the second level categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is for display purposes only and is subject to change.|
|category_code||category_code||category_code||Text||This is code for the second level categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is primarily for driving automated navigation of the jurisdictions. Please contact the PDC if you have a process that will rely on this value.|
|jurisdiction_code||jurisdiction_code||jurisdiction_code||Text||This is a unique code representing a jurisdiction with a reporting requirement.|
|category_sort||category_sort||category_sort||Text||This is sort order for the second level categorization of the jurisdiction. This value is for sorting purposes only and is subject to change.|
|juris_office_sort||juris_office_sort||juris_office_sort||Text||This is sort order for the jurisdiction. This value is for sorting purposes only and is subject to change.|