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This schedule is really vague. Shouldn't it say the exact time (e.g. by server time) when the election will close, rather than just the date? Can someone who knows this info please add it? ωεαşεζøίɗWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 02:00, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

Whenever Trent gets around to doing it, EST. -- Nx / talk 02:02, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
But seriously, polls were opened 7pm EST as far as I know, so they should close at the same time. -- Nx / talk 02:03, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, basically there is no precise time, because the process is far from automated and Trent needs to initiate and manage it. Blue (pester) 00:55, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Delay the voting deadline[edit]

There seems to be a technical issue with users being unable to vote. Depending on how long this lasts, I would propose pushing back the deadline for the poll closure. --RWRW (talk) 00:30, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Seconded. RoninMacbeth (talk) 02:19, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Templatized the schedule[edit]

Should be very easy, see Template:electionbox for how to customize it and what the parameters look like. Default nomination period is 3 weeks (can be tweaked if you set the voting_date parameter) and the voting period is always 1 week. Feel free to ask for details on how to use it. -- Techpriest (talk) 23:52, 3 November 2022 (UTC)

@Techpriest Good job. Why does the template use 1700 UTC for voting start and end times? Having the start and end times at 0000 would be preferable and avoid confusion. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 00:27, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
Comes from the original election box. If memory serves me right, it's because we usually ask David to turn on the elections and his availability for that sort of thing has been at around 17:00 UTC for the past 2 years for all elections. I'll parameterize it when I get home if that's preferred. -- Techpriest (talk) 10:13, 4 November 2022 (UTC)