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Voter Registration Build Status

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About

We need more Americans to have a say in their government, not just the special interests. That's why we should be taking down roadblocks to voting. We believe in an America where everybody can make their voices heard.

That is why the Democratic National Committee created this open source application to provide more opportunities to register to vote in November! States have varying laws for voter registration, so this application is a one stop shop that contains all the voter registration information and voting checklists that you will need to vote. This information should not be altered.

You can help all eligible voters register to vote by using this software.

What is it?

A Ruby on Rails Application that generates a National Voter Registration Form PDF from a webform. Includes the guidelines for the National Voter Registration form in all states.

Demo

You can see a running version of the application at http://voter-registration.herokuapp.com/

Requirements

  1. Make sure the machine that you're using has Ruby 1.9.3 installed. We use rbenv for Ruby version management
  2. You'll need the RubyGem "bundler" installed.

Installation

git clone git@github.com:ofa/voter-registration.git
cd voter-registration
bundle install
rake db:migrate
rake db:seed #This will load all the State information

Usage

rails server

Open up your browser and go to http://localhost:3000

Deploying to Heroku

You can setup a Heroku account for free https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/quickstart

heroku create
heroku addons:add sendgrid:starter #Free addon used for devise emails
rake secret # to generate a secret token
heroku config:set SECRET_TOKEN={{your secret token}}
git push heroku master
heroku run rake db:migrate
heroku run rake db:seed

Running Tests

We use RSpec for tests: bundle exec rake spec

Admin the pages

We use rails_admin to manage the State Guidelines Go to "/admin" to login and manage the Guidelines

The default email: admin@example.com The default password: p@ssw0rd

Supported Ruby Versions

This application aims to support and is tested against the following Ruby implementations:

  • Ruby 1.9.3

Contributing

In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

  • by using alpha, beta, and prerelease versions
  • by reporting bugs
  • by suggesting new features
  • by translating to a new language
  • by writing or editing documentation
  • by writing specifications
  • by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
  • by refactoring code
  • by closing issues
  • by reviewing patches

Submitting an Issue

We use the GitHub issue tracker to track bugs and features. Before submitting a bug report or feature request, check to make sure it hasn't already been submitted. You can indicate support for an existing issue by voting it up. When submitting a bug report, please include a Gist that includes a stack trace and any details that may be necessary to reproduce the bug, including your gem version, Ruby version, and operating system. Ideally, a bug report should include a pull request with failing specs.

Submitting a Pull Request

  1. Fork the project.
  2. Create a topic branch. (git checkout -b my_awesome_branch)
  3. Implement your feature or bug fix.
  4. Add tests for your feature or bug fix.
  5. Run bundle exec rake spec. If your changes are not 100% covered, go back to step 4.
  6. Commit your changes. (git commit -am "Added some cool things")
  7. Push to the branch (git push origin my_awesome_branch)
  8. Submit a pull request

Documentation

Documentation is available in the /doc directory in the root of the project.

License

Copyright © 2012 DNC Services Corporation http://www.democrats.org/

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

This permission does not include: (a) any use of the Software other than for its intended purpose; or (b) any use of the Software in any manner that violates applicable law. Any use of the Software other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein.

All information, dates and content included in the Software are subject to change given the subject matter of the Software. It is the responsibility of the user of the Software hereunder to monitor changes in applicable law. Future versions of the Software may include updated content to reflect any changes in applicable law.

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