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
Location: PHX 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.
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.
insert into legalvoters(election_id, group_name) values(<ELECTION_ID>, '<GROUPNAME>');
There are 2 magic GROUPNAME strings that can be used
- anycla - (any FAS group beginning cla_)
- anyany - (any FAS group)
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)