SF Elections Voter Guide

The goal of this project was to make the contents of the city of San Francisco’s voter guide available on the web, both to make it accessible online and so the fewer paper booklets would need to be printed. The SF elections department was under a legal requirement to show exactly the same content in the online and print versions of the voter guide. One of the unique challenges of this project was to create a special interface for editors so that content could be copied and pasted from their layout software (Adobe InDesign) into the website and maintain the same styling. This was especially important for the legal text area of the guide which had special meaning associated with indented, bold and italic portions of the text. This site is also translated into multiple languages, with both automatic translation (Google) and manual translation for critical or legally important content.