Full Text Search: Alpha


Excited to announce that Full Text Search support is coming to the API. (Formal announcement coming soon!)

If you’re using GraphQL, the new searchQuery endpoint now exists to support basic FTS. https://docs.openstates.org/en/latest/api/v2/root-nodes.html#id1

The existing q= parameter in API v1 also supports FTS now.

During this alpha only a handful of states are supported right now: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

More states will be coming soon, and there are still quite a few hiccups to iron out so please bear with us!

We’re able to do this work thanks to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute generously agreeing to sponsor the development of these features.