DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 135.0  (28.5%)  Elected
Redwood 
 
 56.0  (11.8%)   
Big Sur 
 
 46.0  (9.7%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 40.0  (8.5%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 37.0  (7.8%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 35.0  (7.4%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 32.0  (6.8%)   
Death Valley 
 
 27.0  (5.7%)   
Pt. Reyes 
 
 25.0  (5.3%)   
Lassen/Lava Beds 
 
 18.0  (3.8%)   
Mt. Shasta 
 
 12.0  (2.5%)   
Pinnacles 
 
 10.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Yosemite has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 94.6  (20.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 65.8  (13.9%)   
Big Sur 
 
 51.5  (10.9%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 46.5  (9.8%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 42.5  (9.0%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 37.9  (8.0%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 32.3  (6.8%)   
Death Valley 
 
 29.6  (6.3%)   
Pt. Reyes 
 
 27.6  (5.8%)   
Lassen/Lava Beds 
 
 20.3  (4.3%)   
Mt. Shasta 
 
 13.3  (2.8%)   
Pinnacles 
 
 11.0  (2.3%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Pinnacles) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 94.6  (20.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 68.1  (14.4%)   
Big Sur 
 
 53.5  (11.3%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 47.5  (10.1%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 42.9  (9.1%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 38.3  (8.1%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 32.3  (6.8%)   
Death Valley 
 
 29.6  (6.3%)   
Pt. Reyes 
 
 28.6  (6.1%)   
Lassen/Lava Beds 
 
 21.3  (4.5%)   
Mt. Shasta 
 
 15.3  (3.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Mt. Shasta) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Round 4 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 94.6  (20.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 70.1  (14.9%)   
Big Sur 
 
 54.5  (11.6%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 47.8  (10.1%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 45.8  (9.7%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 38.3  (8.1%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 37.3  (7.9%)   
Death Valley 
 
 30.6  (6.5%)   
Pt. Reyes 
 
 28.6  (6.1%)   
Lassen/Lava Beds 
 
 24.3  (5.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Lassen/Lava Beds) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 95.6  (20.3%)   
Redwood 
 
 73.4  (15.6%)   
Big Sur 
 
 57.5  (12.2%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 51.2  (10.8%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 45.8  (9.7%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 38.3  (8.1%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 41.3  (8.8%)   
Death Valley 
 
 37.3  (7.9%)   
Pt. Reyes 
 
 31.6  (6.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Pt. Reyes) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 95.6  (20.4%)   
Redwood 
 
 84.1  (18.0%)   
Big Sur 
 
 64.2  (13.7%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 52.2  (11.1%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 50.2  (10.7%)   
Joshua Tree 
 
 38.6  (8.2%)  Defeated
Lost Coast 
 
 44.3  (9.5%)   
Death Valley 
 
 38.9  (8.3%)   
None of these 
 
 5.0  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Joshua Tree) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Round 7 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 96.9  (20.8%)   
Redwood 
 
 91.1  (19.5%)   
Big Sur 
 
 69.8  (15.0%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 56.8  (12.2%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 59.2  (12.7%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 51.3  (11.0%)   
Death Valley 
 
 40.9  (8.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 7.0  (1.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Death Valley) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 97.3  (21.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 102.1  (22.0%)  Elected
Big Sur 
 
 74.8  (16.1%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 64.8  (14.0%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 69.5  (15.0%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 55.6  (12.0%)   
None of these 
 
 9.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Redwood has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 97.3  (21.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 92.8  (20.0%)   
Big Sur 
 
 77.3  (16.7%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 66.5  (14.3%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 72.0  (15.5%)   
Lost Coast 
 
 58.2  (12.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 9.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Lost Coast) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 102.6  (22.8%)   
Redwood 
 
 94.8  (21.1%)   
Big Sur 
 
 89.3  (19.8%)   
Sequoia/Kings Canyon 
 
 73.8  (16.4%)  Defeated
Lake Tahoe 
 
 89.5  (19.9%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (5.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Sequoia/Kings Canyon) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 108.2  (24.6%)   
Redwood 
 
 97.8  (22.3%)   
Big Sur 
 
 125.4  (28.6%)  Equalized
Lake Tahoe 
 
 107.6  (24.5%)   
None of these 
 
 34.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 117.7  (26.8%)  Equalized
Redwood 
 
 103.0  (23.5%)   
Big Sur 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 108.5  (24.7%)   
None of these 
 
 34.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)   
Redwood 
 
 110.3  (25.1%)  Equalized
Big Sur 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)   
Lake Tahoe 
 
 109.2  (24.9%)   
None of these 
 
 34.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14 Legend  
Yosemite 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Redwood 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Big Sur 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Lake Tahoe 
 
 109.8  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 34.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 92.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 58.6% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 4" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.


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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas
4 candidates will be elected with 473 ballots cast.

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Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
54.2%   
2nd 
 
17.4%   
3rd 
 
10.6%   
4th 
 
6.1%   
5th 
 
4.1%   
6th 
 
2.6%   
7th 
 
2.4%   
8th 
 
1.1%   
9th 
 
1.3%   
10th 
 
0.3%   
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