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Gardening & Landscaping is running an election at the moment.

Users that log into …/elections from devices with differently-sized screens get vastly different levels of information regarding the procedures and rules.

For users who use the full site view, either from a regular computer or by disabling responsiveness, get this:

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The instructions include details on voting rules, service provider, counting modalities and a link to get the detailed results after the elections.

Users with mobile-sized screens on the responsive view (not the deprecated mobile-web view) see a very rudimentary version, absent of the entire blue dialogue and all instructions. All they get is the meta-information from above the horizontal rule on the full version:

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There’s a promising “learn more” link, but that just gives a pop-up window which is also sorely lacking:

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While it’s understandable that a pared-down view of the site on small devices is practical in daily use, I believe that for elections, users should be given equal information and equal access to resources. Access to the full information should not depend upon a user experimentally disabling responsiveness.


Pictures are screenshots from an iPhone 8 / iOS 14.8. First with responsiveness disabled, the latter two with responsiveness enabled.

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    i.stack.imgur.com/5wBeo.jpg responsive is clearly active.... Its even worse in my phone... Android 11 and chrome 94
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Sep 26 at 15:17
  • Oddly enough, this only happens for me on the "Election" tab and not the "Nomination" or "Primary" tabs. Is it the same for you?
    – Medix2
    Sep 26 at 16:53
  • @Medix2 Nomination and primary seem ok to me.
    – Stephie
    Sep 27 at 10:02
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    @JNat Wanted to verify: was this marked [status-deferred] because it seemed to be about the old mobile view? Or was it understood that this is happening in the responsive view on mobile-sized screens? Just want to be sure it didn't get tossed aside because it appeared to be about [mobile-web] at first.
    – zcoop98
    Sep 28 at 14:19
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    It was understood that it was about the responsive view on mobile, yes, @zcoop98
    – JNat StaffMod
    Sep 28 at 14:43
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    @zcoop98 my extremely looooong screenshot was meant to make sure that was clear beyond question :D
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Sep 28 at 14:51

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