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README

This program is licensed under the AGPL version 3, see file headers and the
AGPL-3.0 file for details.

The SelectCandidateWidget is an AGPLv3 derivative of Django's
SelectCheckboxMultiple, which was originally licensed under a BSD-style license.
See the header of vote/SelectCandidateWidget.py for details.

To install with symbolic links:
 1. Symbolic link to the contents of vote/media, from the root of your MEDIA_DIR. 
 2. Symbolic link to the contents of vote/templates, from the root of your
    TEMPLATE_DIR
 3. Follow the GenericInstall instructions below.

To install by copying:
 1. Copy the contents of vote/media/ to the root of your MEDIA_DIR.
 2. Copy the contents of vote/templates/ to the root of your TEMPLATE_DIR
 3. Follow the GenericInstall instructions below.

GenericInstall instructions:
 1. Precede with ``To install with symbolic links'' or ``To install by
    copying''.
 2. Add the following line to urlpatterns in your site's urls.py:
    (r'^accounts/login/$', 'django.contrib.auth.views.login'),
 3. Add the following line to urlpatterns in your site's urls.py:
    (r'^admin/vote/results/', 'cevote.vote.admin_views.results'),
    making sure it precedes the following:
    (r'^admin/(.*)', admin.site.root),
 4. Add 'from vote.settings import *' to your site's settings.py . See comments
    in vote.settings for vote settings documentation.
 5. To compile translations, run the following command from the vote
    application's directory:
    django-admin.py compilemessages
 6. To compile API documentation, run epydoc on the vote package.

Howto use:
 1. Install and configure the vote application and enable the admin interface
    if it has not already been done.
 From the admin interface:
 2. Create voting groups. Since this application was written mainly for Student
    council elections, groups represent groups of students who can vote for a
    certain position. Example, only Grade 10, 11 and 12 students (``Grade
    10--12'' Group) can vote for the ``Grade 10--12 representative'' position.
 3. Create positions, filling in the requested information and selecting the
    groups that may for for the created positions.
 4. Create candidates for each position. You may optionally upload a picture.
 5. Create the desired amount of voters in each group and print the list of
    created voters.
 On election day:
 6. Have the voters queue. Once they have supplied credentials, randomly select
    a UUID from the UUIDs created for their group and direct them to logon to
    the UUID login page ('http://123.456.789.012/vote/' by default) and to
    select their candidates. Inform them that they must thoroughly ensure that
    they have correctly selected their choices before submitting since it is
    impossible to uncast a vote.
 After the elections:
 7. You may view the election results at any time by visiting
    /admin/vote/results/ .

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cevote — student council e-election program. My first project, you probably shouldn't bother trying to use it.

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