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Overview

django-elect is a simple voting app intended for small-scale elections within academic organizations. It relies on Django's authentication system for verifying voter identity.

Features

  • Highly customizable and easy-to-use admin interface.
  • Supports both preferential (using the Borda count method) and plurality ballots with optional secrecy.
  • Supports write-in candidates.
  • Customizable biographies page with biographical information on each candidate.
  • Statistics page with up-to-date election results.
  • Can generate Excel spreadsheets with complete election data.

Dependencies

Installation

Run python setup.py install to install django-elect and any missing dependencies.

Using in an Existing Django Project

If you want to integrate django-elect with an existing project, follow these steps:

  1. Add "django_elect" to the INSTALLED_APPS tuple in the project's settings.py file.
  2. Add django-autocomplete-light to INSTALLED_APPS as detailed here.
  3. Add (r'^election/', include('django_elect.urls')), to the project's urls.py file.

Using Standalone

If you don't have an existing Django project, you'll need to create one. Use the project in the "example_project" directory as a starting point and customize the settings.py file for your server. See the following pages for more information: