Campaign Committee Reports API: like the Campaign Committee Reports bulk download, but as an API.
New Dataset: SBE Campaign Reports
Reports filed with the State Board of Elections by campaign committees (including candidates).
Includes each committee’s name, SBE account ID, SBE committee code, the candidate’s name (if it’s a candidate committee), the type of committee, and a list of all reports filed by that committee since January 1, 2012. Each report includes the date filed, the period covered by the report, the total value of contributions, the balance at the end of the period, the SBE’s ID for that report, and URLs for the report web page, the report as XML, and the report as a PDF.
Note that it does include any data about individual contributions or expenditures. Those are found in the report XML files, the URLs for which are provided within this file.
All data is scraped from the State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Reports site.
New Dataset: Code of Virginia Dictionary
Defined Terms in the Code of Virginia:
A dictionary of all terms defined in the Code, with each term’s definition, the section in which it is defined, and the scope (section, chapter, title, universal) of that definition. Note that some terms are not yet detected by the scraper, so this is not an exhaustive list of terms.
Data Repository Site
Open Virginia now has a data repository, powered by CKAN. data.openva.com makes it easier to add new datasets, syndicate and share them, and has a great, always-improving feature set that ensures that Virginia’s open data will continue to become more accessible.