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About Appearance
Fields on the Appearance Page Defined
Field Content Examples for Appearance Page

The Appearance page allows you to customize the look of various pages within your voter guide. We use a graphical interface that allows users to harness the power of HTML easily. A description of the fields appearing on the page is below.

Fields within the Appearance Page

Application Title: This field allows you to set the Title field for your Voter Guide.  This will appear on top of your user’s browser and on the printable ballots your users create (unless you override the ballot header below).

Contact Name: This is the name candidates can contact if they have questions about your voter guide. It will appear on the top of the candidates’ online questionnaire.

Contact Email: This is the email address of the Contact Name above.

Candidate Email Header: This field allows you to brand all email communications with candidates.  This is an html field designed to feature your logo.

Candidate Help: This field allows you to offer directions on how to contact someone if the candidate needs assistance.

Guide Width: This field allows you to set the pixel width of the voter guide content well.  The default is 500 pixels wide.  You should adjust the width to match your web design aesthetics and for readability.

Printed/Emailed Ballot Header: This is an html field that allows you to place a header on any printed or emailed ballots for your user.  This can feature your logo or, for example, an advertisement from a sponsor.

Address Form Instructions: This field allows you to place instructions for the user at the start of the voter guide, when a user is asked to enter their address. It is an html field which you may also choose to use for branding.

My Ballot Finished Message: This field allows you to determine where your users go after they have finished choosing candidates and printed out a ballot; it also lets the user know they have completed the guide successfully.

No Response Message: This field allows you to set a message for all questions that have not been answered by a candidate.  The default message is “The candidate has not yet responded.”  This lets users know the candidate was invited to participate.

No Response (Multiple Choice) This field allows you to choose the phrase used if the candidate neither agrees or disagrees with a statement.  Some examples:  ‘Neutral’, ‘Neither agree nor disagree”.


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