Simple Voting System (SVS)
Simple Voting System, SVS for short, is a compo voting application originally
developed for Vammala party.
The application was done as an exercise task for course
"73270 Hypermedian perusteet" by Markku Reunanen (main coding
& documentation) and Pablo Virolainen (testing). We thought
someone else could use the application too, so we released it for free.
If you're the organizer of a small party and would like to have a web-based
voting system, then here's your chance. SVS has proven its value in practice
in numerous occasions so far:
Vammala party 2000-2007 and Proxy
1886 & 2001.
Everybody loves screenshots. We've got two of them showing SVS in
action. SVS in Netscape and
in Lynx on Marq's AlphaStation.
Here's a couple of good reasons to use SVS:
- Full (though crappy ;v) Perl source and examples included
- Totally free to use and modify
- Practically unlimited number of voters, compos and entries
- Compos and entries can be added on the fly
- Simple to use and configure
- Works with Netscape, Explorer and Lynx as well
- Error messages and the voting page can be customized with (any?)
- Automated vote counting
- Handles at least the most trivial misuse attempts
SVS is written in Perl, so a Perl interpreter is required in the server
as well as the HTTP service of course. SVS is developed in Linux/Unix
environment, but only the password handling (and possibly not even that) plus
some minor details are system dependent AFAIK. With very little Perl
knowledge you can port it to other environments as well.
The future of SVS is currently unknown. A lot depends on the feedback we
get, so all ideas, bugreports, flames and thanks are welcome. Currently the
development is halted since there didn't seem to be too much interest in
Get the full source, documentation and examples in tar+gzip format:
A quick hack to get the passwords from a text file is here:
Markku Reunanen (firstname.lastname@example.org) aka Marq/Fit^L!T
Pablo Virolainen (email@example.com) aka Duke NEMO/Coma^L!T
Last updated Jul 16th 2005.