DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,629.0  (14.6%)  Elected
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,424.0  (13.5%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,289.0  (12.7%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,283.0  (12.7%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,001.0  (11.1%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,908.0  (10.6%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,568.0  (8.7%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 753.0  (4.2%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 712.0  (4.0%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 475.0  (2.6%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 389.0  (2.2%)   
Patterson, Jamisean F. 
 
 284.0  (1.6%)   
Burke, Shawn M. 
 
 219.0  (1.2%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 26.0  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 1.0  (0.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Turkel, Alice L. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,565.9  (14.3%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,438.9  (13.6%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,290.3  (12.8%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,286.1  (12.7%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,016.9  (11.2%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,921.6  (10.7%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,572.5  (8.8%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 756.4  (4.2%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 713.1  (4.0%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 478.2  (2.7%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 390.2  (2.2%)   
Patterson, Jamisean F. 
 
 284.6  (1.6%)   
Burke, Shawn M. 
 
 219.3  (1.2%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 26.0  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 1.0  (0.0%)  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Write-In 2) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,565.9  (14.3%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,438.9  (13.6%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,290.3  (12.8%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,286.1  (12.7%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,016.9  (11.2%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,921.6  (10.7%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,572.5  (8.8%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 756.4  (4.2%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 713.1  (4.0%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 478.2  (2.7%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 390.2  (2.2%)   
Patterson, Jamisean F. 
 
 284.6  (1.6%)   
Burke, Shawn M. 
 
 219.3  (1.2%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 27.0  (0.2%)  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Write-In 1) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 4 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,566.9  (14.3%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,440.9  (13.6%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,294.3  (12.8%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,287.1  (12.7%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,017.9  (11.2%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,923.7  (10.7%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,576.5  (8.8%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 757.4  (4.2%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 714.1  (4.0%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 479.2  (2.7%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 393.2  (2.2%)   
Patterson, Jamisean F. 
 
 285.6  (1.6%)   
Burke, Shawn M. 
 
 219.3  (1.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 5.0  (0.0%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Burke, Shawn M.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,567.9  (14.3%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,447.0  (13.7%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,330.3  (13.0%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,327.1  (13.0%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,025.9  (11.3%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,931.7  (10.8%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,601.5  (8.9%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 764.4  (4.3%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 730.1  (4.1%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 489.2  (2.7%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 404.2  (2.3%)   
Patterson, Jamisean F. 
 
 294.6  (1.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 47.0  (0.3%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Patterson, Jamisean F.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,570.0  (14.4%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,470.0  (13.8%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,367.3  (13.2%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,368.2  (13.3%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,076.1  (11.6%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,947.7  (10.9%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,634.6  (9.1%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 785.4  (4.4%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 746.2  (4.2%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 493.3  (2.8%)   
Thompson, Alvin E. 
 
 413.2  (2.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 89.0  (0.5%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Thompson, Alvin E.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 7 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,579.2  (14.5%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,560.3  (14.4%)  Elected
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,415.3  (13.6%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,408.3  (13.5%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,104.4  (11.8%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,979.8  (11.1%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,678.6  (9.4%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 791.6  (4.4%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 773.2  (4.3%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 500.4  (2.8%)   
None of these 
 
 170.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Simmons, Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,579.2  (14.5%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,541.6  (14.3%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,416.9  (13.6%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,410.5  (13.5%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,109.7  (11.9%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 1,979.8  (11.1%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,681.5  (9.5%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 792.8  (4.5%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 778.5  (4.4%)   
Brazo, Melody L. 
 
 500.7  (2.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 170.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Brazo, Melody L.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 9 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,589.7  (14.6%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,563.6  (14.4%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,437.0  (13.7%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,423.9  (13.6%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,247.3  (12.7%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,089.6  (11.8%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,714.8  (9.7%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 898.6  (5.1%)   
Harding, Donald 
 
 795.5  (4.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 201.0  (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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Harding, Donald) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 10 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,597.1  (14.7%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,662.4  (15.1%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,537.4  (14.4%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,585.0  (14.7%)  Elected
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,318.3  (13.1%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,162.8  (12.3%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,835.1  (10.4%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 935.1  (5.3%)   
None of these 
 
 328.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Grassi, Joseph G. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,597.1  (14.7%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,662.4  (15.1%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,537.4  (14.4%)  Elected
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,519.0  (14.3%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,342.8  (13.3%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,171.3  (12.3%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,863.8  (10.6%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 939.3  (5.3%)   
None of these 
 
 328.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Fantini, Alfred B. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 12 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,597.1  (14.7%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,662.4  (15.1%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,519.0  (14.3%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,519.0  (14.3%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,345.7  (13.3%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,174.5  (12.3%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,873.8  (10.6%)   
Kenney, Elizabeth Tad 
 
 941.6  (5.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 328.0  (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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Kenney, Elizabeth Tad) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 13 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,646.0  (15.1%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,695.1  (15.4%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,540.0  (14.5%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,527.9  (14.4%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,664.9  (15.2%)  Elected
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,478.3  (14.2%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,960.9  (11.2%)   
None of these 
 
 448.0  (2.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Segat, Susana M. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 14 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,646.0  (15.1%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,695.1  (15.4%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,540.0  (14.5%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,527.9  (14.4%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,501.9  (14.3%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,615.2  (14.9%)  Elected
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,987.1  (11.3%)   
None of these 
 
 448.0  (2.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Walser, Nancy has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 15 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,646.0  (15.1%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,695.1  (15.4%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,540.0  (14.5%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,527.9  (14.4%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,501.9  (14.3%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,615.2  (14.9%)   
Harshbarger, Michael 
 
 1,987.1  (11.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 448.0  (2.6%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Harshbarger, Michael) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 16 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,891.8  (16.9%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,911.3  (17.1%)  Elected
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,903.3  (17.0%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,813.2  (16.5%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,769.3  (16.2%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,778.2  (16.3%)   
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Simmons, Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 17 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,891.8  (16.9%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,903.3  (17.0%)  Elected
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,835.8  (16.6%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,797.6  (16.4%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,794.1  (16.4%)   
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Fantini, Alfred B. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 18 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,891.8  (16.9%)  Elected
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,873.3  (16.8%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,809.0  (16.5%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,804.0  (16.4%)   
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Turkel, Alice L. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 19 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,873.3  (16.8%)  Elected
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,839.9  (16.6%)   
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,820.3  (16.5%)   
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Grassi, Joseph G. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 20 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)   
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,863.0  (16.8%)  Elected
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,826.0  (16.6%)   
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Segat, Susana M. has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 ballots cast.

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Round 21 Legend  
Turkel, Alice L. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Simmons, Denise 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Fantini, Alfred B. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Grassi, Joseph G. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Segat, Susana M. 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Walser, Nancy 
 
 2,844.5  (16.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 894.0  (5.2%)   
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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, 95% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 75.4% 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 6" 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: Cambridge, MA 1999 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 17,961 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 
 
79.0%   
2nd 
 
12.3%   
3rd 
 
5.0%   
4th 
 
2.0%   
5th 
 
0.9%   
6th 
 
0.4%   
7th 
 
0.3%   
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