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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. It is used for Wikimedia Foundation Board elections and arbitration committee elections, and was used for the Wikimedia license transition vote among other things.

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Installation[edit | edit source]

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called SecurePoll in 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.
  • YesYDone - 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.