On the Election page, the column on the right (containing some stats, a text box beginning with the phrase "In the election phase, 10 candidates...", and any votes you've cast) overlaps the candidates' blurbs.

Screenshot of text box overlap:

Picture of bug

Just the votes, after scrolling down:

Picture of bug

Only the first blurb is obscured by the text box (and, admittedly, only slightly obscured - The box is semitransparent), but the votes scroll with you all the way down the page.

The Electronics election page demonstrates the bug right now, if you've already voted.

Chrome 11, FF 4, Windows XP
Safari 5, FF 4, Mac OS X 10.6

Bumping this because, hopefully, some of the devs will be willing and able to vote on the Stack Overflow election, making it no longer , and fix the bug.

  • No repro here on IE8 on XP, but I can't vote so I don't know whether or not that'd impact it.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 5, 2011 at 18:33
  • No repro FF4 or IE8 on Win7; same caveat as @Grace
    – Pops
    May 5, 2011 at 18:37
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    I reproduced it on FF4 on XP, but only after logging in (and I have voted). No repro without the login, though. May 5, 2011 at 19:24
  • I can't reproduce this with any browsers on Win7. I don't have XP atm to test it though.
    – Jin
    May 6, 2011 at 2:57
  • @Jin - Did you vote? May 7, 2011 at 21:16
  • I get this error as well in safari on OS X. I have no zooming on the page.
    – Dean
    May 7, 2011 at 21:16
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    I can reproduce this in Chrome and Firefox on Win7
    – W5VO
    May 7, 2011 at 22:02
  • FWIW I repro'd this last year and thought I had told the dev's and they had looked at it. I believe it was Jin I told.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 6, 2011 at 22:52
  • @jcolebrand - It's still status-norepro, though, so it's unlikely to get much more attention. Jun 7, 2011 at 3:03
  • @Kevin ~ Nah, I just need to wait till the next time I do elections and I'll give them a walkthrough on the repro issue. I'm not sure when that will be, sadly enough. But see the comments below, it's status repro when we know what to tell the team.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 7, 2011 at 14:15
  • @jcolebrand - Can't they just start an election on their test instance? I think part of the reason that this hasn't been reproduced is that they (the devs) don't want to participate in an election (thus skewing the results) just to reproduce a minor formatting bug. Jun 7, 2011 at 20:33
  • @Kevin - I really doubt that.
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 7, 2011 at 21:06
  • @jcolebrand - Math.SE election has come and gone, and this bug is still status-norepro. Jun 28, 2011 at 13:03
  • Yeah, I couldn't participate on that one, still waiting for one I can that I remember to..
    – jcolebrand
    Jun 28, 2011 at 13:54

1 Answer 1


I can't repro this in Windows 7 at all:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • IE9

all look fine, either logged in or logged out.

It could be some kind of font issue with your installation of Windows XP, but that font list is very generic.

Are you "zooming" the page or fonts in any way?

  • No, I am not zooming at all. It only occurs after a vote has been cast, which places a new element at the right side of the page. Did you do that? May 7, 2011 at 21:15
  • @reem ah, that helps clarify May 8, 2011 at 4:51
  • Norepro in the current election, either, so it seems to have been fixed. Nov 19, 2011 at 19:56

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