Currently, the tally will parse the option text (for instance if it contains wikicode for a link, it will create a linnk) but the output is returned as raw HTML, see screenshot below.
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|mediawiki/extensions/SecurePoll||master||+3 -1||SecurePoll tally should show parsed options correctly|
Turns out it is happening because the option's text was passed to the XML::element funciton which assumes what is given to it is plain text, and escapes HTML chars. I will submit a patch shortly that fixes it.