Citizen Participation and Open Government Application

CONSUL DEMOCRACY Project main website

You can access the main website of the project at where you can find documentation about the use of the platform, videos, and links to the community space.

Configuration for development and test environments

NOTE: For more detailed instructions check the docs

Prerequisites: install git, Ruby 3.2.4, CMake, pkg-config, shared-mime-info, Node.js 18.20.3 and PostgreSQL (>=9.5).

git clone
cd consuldemocracy
bin/rake db:dev_seed

Run the app locally:

bin/rails s

You can run the tests with:


Note: running the whole test suite on your machine might take more than an hour, so it's strongly recommended that you setup a Continuous Integration system in order to run them using parallel jobs every time you open or modify a pull request (if you use GitHub Actions or GitLab CI, this is already configured in .github/workflows/tests.yml and .gitlab-ci.yml) and only run tests related to your current task while developing on your machine. When you configure the application for the first time, it's recommended that you run at least one test in spec/models/ and one test in spec/system/ to check your machine is properly configured to run the tests.

You can use the default admin user from the seeds file:

user: pass: 12345678

But for some actions like voting, you will need a verified user, the seeds file also includes one:

user: pass: 12345678

Configuration for production environments

See installer


Code published under AFFERO GPL v3 (see LICENSE-AGPLv3.txt)



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