Five are the conditions in which a task is situated:

  1. Backlog, your task is stored but not in planning
  2. Release, your task is planned as next work
  3. Sprint, is part of team planning workload - maximum priority
  4. In progress, someone is working over
  5. Done, task done

When you want automatically switch from Backlog to Release state, you need to have a number of votes (workload assigned) more than your team minimum number.
Later you can automatically take you task from Release to Sprint if your team "Deviation Standard" is good (it's means your team is aligned and this works is very well designed).