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Release status: stable

Implementation Special page
Description Allows for elections, polls and surveys
Author(s) Tim Starlingtalk
MediaWiki 1.20+
Database changes Yes
License GPL v2 or later

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The SecurePoll extension is a special page extension for elections, polls and surveys. Currently incomplete, mainly due to the lack of an election setup interface. However it has been used for Wikimedia Foundation Board elections, arbitration committee elections and the Wikimedia license transition vote.

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Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and extract the tarball in your extensions/ folder. It should generate a new folder called SecurePoll directly inside your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/SecurePoll/SecurePoll.php";
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Done! Navigate to "Special:Version" on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Currently, to create a new poll, it's required to:

  1. write an XML file
  2. import it using the import.php CLI command

in the tests folder you can find four example files:

  • 3way-test.xml
  • approval-test.xml
  • radio-range.xml
  • schulze-test.xml

to import a poll run from the cli folder:

extensions/SecurePoll/cli$ php import.php ../test/3way-test.xml

Now visit Special:SecurePoll and you will see your poll.