Voting Infrastructure SOP
The code base can be found at http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=elections.git
Owner: Fedora Infrastructure Team
Contact: #fedora-admin, elections
Servers: app servers, bapp01, db02
Purpose: Provides a system for voting on Fedora matters
Creating a new election
Creating the election
Go to voting/admin/newe and fill in the form.
The "usefas" option results in candidate names being looked up as FAS usernames an displayed as their real name.
An alias should be added when creating a new election as this is used in the link on the page of listed elections on the frontpage.
|Alias||A short name for the election, make sure you set this|
|URL||A URL pointing to more information about the election|
|Start Date||The Start of the elections (UTC)|
|End Date||The Close of the elections (UTC)|
|Seats Elected||How many seats will be elected|
|Embargoed||If this is set then it will require manual intervention to release the results of the election|
|Allow Nominations||Permits nomination of candidates (Not in use)|
|Until When||Closing date for nominations (Not in use)|
|Use FAS|| If set, then Candidates are supposed to have an entry in FAS,
for display purposes FAS user names are converted into Real Names
A list of all elections (and their IDs) can be found at voting/admin/list_elections
Go to voting/admin/newc and fill in the form, using the id found through list_elections.
This will add extra candidates to the available list.
Who can vote
Before anyone can vote you need to manually alter the database to say which groups are permitted to vote in the election.
There are 2 magic GROUPNAME strings that can be used
- anycla - (any FAS group not beginning cla_)
- anyany - (any FAS group)
Put one of the above group names or a specific FAS group into the 'Allowed Groups' field.
Modifying an Election
Changing the details of an Election
This currently requires direct editing of the database. (Elections table)
Removing a candidate
This currently requires direct editing of the database. (Candidates table)
Releasing the results of an embargoed election
Visit the elections admin interface and click 'Remove Embargo' for the selected election.