SecurePoll

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Screenshot of SecurePoll interface

SecurePoll is a tool used in Wikimedia projects for managing elections. Since 2009 it has been the election tool of choice for major Wikimedia community elections which appoint influential positions related to the management of the Wikimedia Foundation, including seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and the Funds Dissemination Committee.

Background information[edit]

SecurePoll as software is a MediaWiki extension with technical documentation at mw:SecurePoll.

Using SecurePoll for Wikimedia elections[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation staff oversee the use of SecurePoll for elections related to the Wikimedia Foundation.

SecurePoll is currently not available for general use. There is hardly any documentation available for using it, and it is not clear whether it is available for anyone to use on request.

If it were available for use on request, then any Wikimedia community group which was holding an election might use it for their election. For example, any Wikimedia movement affiliates might use SecurePoll as a trusted way to manage their own Wikimedia election such as their own board election.

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