Candidates


Within each election, electrr places no limit on the number of candidates who can be involved. Candidates are added and managed through the elections pages of the admin dashboard. The free plan is limited to 100 candidates.

{primary} Access the admin dashboard at any time while logged in by clicking on your name/username in the top right and then clicking 'Admin Dashboard'

Adding candidates

You can add a candidate to an election by going to the edit page for the election, and clicking on Add candidate. The form presented will ask for the candidate's name (the only mandatory field), and allow you to upload an image to display next to the candidate's manifesto, as well as a space to enter a manifesto.

The manifesto can be submitted as plain text, or can use markdown formatting. To help you in this, an editor is provided which will preview your entered text, and with a toolbar for common formatting.

Editing candidates

To edit a candidate simply visit the page for the election they are standing in, and click on their name. You can edit all the fields available when creating a candidate, as well as having the option to withdraw the candidate from the election.

Withdrawn candidates

Withdrawn candidates will not be shown on the voting page for any election, and will not be available to vote for. Since the number of preferences to ask for is set based on how many candidates exist in an election, this means that after a candidate is withdrawn there will be one less preference collected from voters in STV elections.

Any previously recorded votes will remain valid, and the BLT file export and online result generator will include details of any withdrawn candidates, and handle them appropriately. Voters can choose to resubmit their vote, using the new list of candidates.