I Voted: Fedora 32 – Participated in the Fedora 32 Elections

This article is inspired by Justin W. Flory’s Gotta Badge `em All series about how to earn specific Fedora badges.

I Voted Fedora 32: What it’s about?

The I Voted Fedora 32 Badge is categorized as Community Badge and it’s defined in this Pagure Ticket

But What it’s all About ?

In short, it’s what it says in the Description : “You participated in Fedora 32 Elections”. It is awarded to people who vote in the Fedora Elections.

What are Fedora Elections ?

Fedora has several elected bodies that regularly conduct elections every release cycle. In addition, Fedora teams can request one-off elections from the Fedora Program Manager when trying to select new leadership or otherwise reach a decision through a formal voting process.

We currently have 3 Open Elections, that takes place every release whenever we have a free seat including:

  • FESCo (Engineering) [Fedora Engineering & Steering Committee]
  • Mindshare Committee. (Community)
  • Fedora Council.

How the Election Process works ?

Fedora Implements a Range voting system, which works on the principle of allowing voters to rate as many candidates as they want on scale from 1 to 4.

This method is designed to give voters the option of splitting their vote and showing their level of preference of a subset of candidates over another.

Once voting ends, votes are tallied using the summing method (addition of all votes) to generate a final score for a candidate.

How do I earn “I Voted: Fedora 32” ?

Earning I Voted: Fedora 32 is pretty easy & can be only obtained till Thursday, June 11 2020, 23:59:59, The process is pretty simple:

  • To vote for Different elections, there are different eligiblity crieteria:
    • To vote for the Fedora Council you must have cla_done in FAS.
    • To vote for FESCo you must have cla_done + one other “non-cla” group in FAS.
    • To vote for Mindshare you must have a cla_done in FAS.
  • Once you’re eligible, You can head over to the Fedora Elections App here
  • Login with your FAS ID.
  • One you’re logged in, A page would appear with a list of all the Open Election
  • Then you can click on Vote Now in the Open election you would like to vote on.
  • The Voting page would appear with all the Candidates for the specific election along with their Interviews to get to know them better
  • Once you select the votes in the Range counter and when you would select Preview your Vote -> Submit Your Vote, A unique link would be generated to claim the badge.
  • On clicking the link, it would redirect you to a Fedora Badges link where you can sign in and it would automatically award you the badge.

Best of Luck with Claiming the Badge.