Election not won – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” election not won ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “election not won”classname  is CoordinationState.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

* @throws CoordinationStateRejectedException if the arguments were incompatible with the current state of this object.
 public PublishRequest handleClientValue(ClusterState clusterState) {
 if (electionWon == false) {
 logger.debug("handleClientValue: ignored request as election not won");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("election not won");
 if (lastPublishedVersion != getLastAcceptedVersion()) {
 logger.debug("handleClientValue: cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one");


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