DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 4.0  (30.8%)  Elected
Port, Andrew 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Retish, Aaron has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)  Elected
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.5  (11.2%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Lynch, William 
 
 0.5  (3.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Port, Andrew has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.5  (11.2%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Gidlow, Liette 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)   
Lanza, Janine 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)  Defeated
Lynch, William 
 
 0.5  (3.5%)   
Taschka, Sylvia 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Lanza, Janine) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.5  (11.2%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Gidlow, Liette 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)  Defeated
Lynch, William 
 
 0.5  (3.5%)   
Taschka, Sylvia 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Gidlow, Liette) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Lynch, William 
 
 0.5  (3.5%)   
Taschka, Sylvia 
 
 0.3  (2.1%)  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Taschka, Sylvia) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Lynch, William 
 
 0.5  (3.5%)  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Lynch, William) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Cuello, Jose 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)  Defeated
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Cuello, Jose) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Lublin, Betsy 
 
 1.3  (9.8%)  Defeated
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.0  (15.4%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Lublin, Betsy) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 1.9  (14.7%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 3.3  (25.2%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Marrero, Karen has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Kruman, Marc 
 
 1.7  (13.4%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 2.2  (16.6%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Bukowczyk, John has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Likaka, Osumaka 
 
 2.2  (16.6%)  Defeated
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Likaka, Osumaka) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 4.1  (31.4%)  Elected
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.4  (18.5%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Retish, Aaron has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.4  (18.5%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.4  (18.7%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 3.4  (26.1%)  Elected
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.2  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Kruman, Marc has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.4  (18.5%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.8  (21.7%)  Elected
Kruman, Marc 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.6  (19.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Bukowczyk, John has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 15 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.4  (18.5%)   
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Kruman, Marc 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.8  (21.5%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Marrero, Karen has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 16 Legend  
Retish, Aaron 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Port, Andrew 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Bukowczyk, John 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Kruman, Marc 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Marrero, Karen 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)  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 76.9% 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 5" 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: WSU History Salary Cmte Vote Sept18
5 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots 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 
 
57.6%   
2nd 
 
3.2%   
3rd 
 
6.1%   
4th 
 
26.3%   
5th 
 
0.6%   
6th 
 
3.1%   
7th 
 
1.3%   
8th 
 
0.3%   
13th 
 
1.5%   
  pies need GD