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HTTP request

GET https://api.wevoteusa.org/apis/v1/positionSupportCountForBallotItem (Jump to "Try It Now")

Required Parameters

Parameter name Value Description
voter_device_id string An 88 character unique identifier linked to a voter record on the server
api_key string (from post, cookie, or get (in that order)) The unique key provided to any organization using the WeVoteServer APIs
kind_of_ballot_item string The kind of ballot item we want the support count for. (kind_of_ballot_item is either "CANDIDATE", "POLITICIAN" or "MEASURE")
ballot_item_id integer The unique internal identifier of the ballot item we want the support count for. (either ballot_item_id OR ballot_item_we_vote_id required -- not both. If it exists, ballot_item_id is used instead of ballot_item_we_vote_id)
ballot_item_we_vote_id string The unique identifier for this ballot_item across all networks (either ballot_item_id OR ballot_item_we_vote_id required -- not both.) NOTE: In the future we might support other identifiers used in the industry.


  "status": string,
  "success": boolean,
  "count": integer,
  "ballot_item_id": integer,
  "ballot_item_we_vote_id": string,
  "kind_of_ballot_item": string (CANDIDATE, MEASURE),

Response Status Codes

Code Description
VALID_VOTER_DEVICE_ID_MISSING Cannot proceed. A valid voter_device_id parameter was not included.
VALID_VOTER_ID_MISSING Cannot proceed. A valid voter_id was not found.
UNABLE_TO_RETRIEVE-CANDIDATE_ID_AND_MEASURE_ID_MISSING Cannot proceed. Neither candidate_id nor measure_id were included.
SUCCESSFUL_RETRIEVE_OF_POSITIONS The number of supports for this ballot item was retrieved.
SUCCESSFUL_RETRIEVE_OF_POSITIONS_NOT_FOLLOWED The number of endorsers that support this ballot item that voter is NOT following.

Try It Now: API Variables

A single number showing the total supporters for this Ballot Item (Candidate or Measure) from organizations, friends, and public figures this voter follows.

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