Elections Widgets

Use the Election List widget to make your election live on your MSL website. This widget is versatile; you can display elections on normal website pages or specific student group pages. Customise it to display all ongoing elections or focus on a particular one, like your Officer election.


You also have the flexibility to specify a different election root page, so instead of your voting page being https://[domainname]/elections/vote/[electionID], it could be https://[domainname]/leadership/vote/[electionID], if, for example, you've created an elections microsite for your leadership elections. For further information, see How to Set Up an Alternative Election Root Page using the Elections List Widget.


The Voter Popup widget helps you show tailored messages to users based on their voting status in a specific election. Whether they haven't started voting, voting is in progress, or they've finished voting, you can customise the displayed text.


Additionally, you can create voting dashboards to display voter turnout data for a visual representation of participation. For further information, see Voting Dashboards.


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You can access this feature from your MSL website. Only Content Editors with access to Website Admin can access the Website Pages window.
Widgets in the Site Widgets section are displayed only to Content Editors with permission to edit pages applied at the root (https://[domainname]/) of your MSL website.


Though not limited to use during Elections, consider adding a Countdown widget to your election pages. This displays a timer counting down to a key date of your choosing, like the closing of nominations or the opening and closing of voting.


For further information, see Elections Overview and Voting Dashboards.


This table lists and describes the available Elections widget.


Widget NameDescription
Elections List
This widget displays Elections owned by the selected organisation. Optionally, it can also include elections from child organisations. You can choose whether the widget displays only current elections (those with a current display date) and decide if it is hidden when no elections are running.

This widget is located in the General Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Elections List Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Voter Popup
This widget displays displays a message depending on the user's voting status for a particular election.
While the default widget only shows the specified HTML content, for a true popup, you can link it up with the appropriate script and CSS.

This widget is located in the User Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Voter Popup Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Counters

This widget displays the voter or vote count for an Election.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Counters Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Membership Stats - Bar Chart

This widget displays the membership voting stats for an Election, presented as a bar chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Membership Stats - Bar Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Membership Stats - Column Chart

This widget displays the membership voting stats for an Election, presented as a column chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Membership Stats - Column Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Membership Stats - Pie Chart

This widget displays the membership voting stats for an Election, presented as a pie chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Membership Stats - Pie Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Stats - Bar Chart

This widget displays the data parameter voting stats for an Election, presented as a bar chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Stats - Bar Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Stats - Column Chart

This widget displays the data parameter voting stats for an Election, presented as a column chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Stats - Column Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

Election Voting Stats - Pie Chart

This widget displays the data parameter voting stats for an Election, presented as a pie chart.

This widget is located in the Site Widgets section.

For further information, including descriptions of the widget's properties, see Election Voting Stats - Pie Chart Widget Properties (opens in a new tab).

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