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The live voting instance can be found at and the staging instance at

The code base can be found at

Contact Information

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.

Field Description
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

Adding Candidates

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.