DemoChoice Web Poll: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Ahmad Rafah 
 
 1.0  (100.0%)  Elected
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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.
Ahmad Rafah has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Ahmad Rafah 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
Kevin Park 
 
 0.8  (75.0%)  Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kevin Park has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Ahmad Rafah 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
Theresa O'Neill 
 
 0.5  (50.0%)  Elected
Kevin Park 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Theresa O'Neill has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Ahmad Rafah 
 
 0.4  (41.7%)  Elected
Theresa O'Neill 
 
 0.3  (33.3%)   
Kevin Park 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ahmad Rafah has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Ahmad Rafah 
 
 0.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Theresa O'Neill 
 
 0.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Kevin Park 
 
 0.3  (33.3%)  Elected
  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, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 100% 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 3" 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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Santa Clara City Council, District 2, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


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

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
33.3%   
2nd 
 
33.3%   
3rd 
 
33.3%   
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