fedora-elections is a web application written in Python and based on Flask.
It implements the Range Voting system.
This project was developed using Fedora Project requests but can be easily adapted to other projects. Fedora Elections is integrated with the Fedora Account System (FAS).
Creating a development environment
To work on the Fedora Elections web application, you will need to create a development environment to test your changes. This is simplified by using Vagrant, a powerful and useful tool for creating development environments on your workstation.
You can quickly start hacking on the Fedora Elections web application using the Vagrant setup included in the elections repo is super simple.
First, install Vagrant, the
vagrant-libvirt plugin, and the
plugin from the official Fedora repos:
sudo dnf install vagrant vagrant-libvirt vagrant-sshfs
Now, from the main directory (the one with the
Vagrantfile in it), run the
vagrant up command to provision your development environment:
When completed, you will be able to SSH into your development virtual machine
vagrant ssh and run the command to start the Fedora Elections server:
vagrant ssh [vagrant@localhost ~]$ pushd /vagrant/; ./runserver.py --host "0.0.0.0";
Once that is running, go to localhost:5002 in your browser to see your running Fedora Elections test instance.
A note about fonts
Fedora Elections uses web fonts hosted in Fedora's infrastructure that might not work when hacking locally due to CORS restrictions. If you install the fonts yourself, the Fedora Elections website will look the same as it would when deployed to production.
You can install the fonts with this command.
sudo dnf install open-sans-fonts
How to launch Fedora Elections
The following steps will get the rest of the application running. Make sure to use your Vagrant development environment when following these steps.
Before launching fedora-elections, the following packages should be installed:
Get the source code
You can obtain the code via:
git clone https://pagure.io/elections.git
Configure the application
An example configuration file is provided here.
Starting the app
There are 2 ways to start the application:
- Without Apache
- With Apache
This is useful for a quick development instance, when you don't have to worry about security yet. Do not run this in production. The server will start on http://127.0.0.1:5000.
fedora-elections.conf to your Apache conf.d directory:
sudo cp files/fedora-elections.conf /etc/httpd/conf.d/.
sudo cp files/fedora-elections.wsgi /var/www
Adjust the Apache configuration file to point to your web directory. Then,
.wsgi file in
/var/www to point to the
Place the configuration file in
sudo mkdir -p /etc/fedora-elections/ sudo cp files/fedora-elections.cfg /etc/fedora-elections/
Now, restart Apache:
sudo systemctl restart httpd
How to contribute
As mentioned earlier, this project is primarily hosted on Pagure. There is a mirror on GitHub, but only for convenience. Pagure is the preferred platform for accepting contributions. To file an issue, RFE, or other ticket, you must use Pagure. See other issues already filed here.
fedora-elections is licensed under the GPLv2.