DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
--------------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
San Diego, CA  3.0  (21.4%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ______ :
Austin, TX  2.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _________________ :
Nashville, TN  2.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________ :
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________ :
Phoenix, AZ  1.0  (7.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN ____________________________ :
Outer Banks, NC  1.0  (7.1%) 
PPPPPPPPPPP ____________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Outer Banks, NC Defeated
LLLLLLLLLLL

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Outer Banks, NC) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
--------------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
San Diego, CA  4.0  (28.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLL
Austin, TX  2.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _________________ :
Nashville, TN  2.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________ :
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________ :
Phoenix, AZ  1.0  (7.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN ____________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
San Diego, CA Elected
AAAAA

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

San Diego, CA has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
-------------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
San Diego, CA  3.5  (25.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Austin, TX  2.5  (17.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA __________ :
Nashville, TN  2.0  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________ :
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________ :
Phoenix, AZ  1.0  (7.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Phoenix, AZ Defeated
RRRRRRRRRRR

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
R
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
----------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.0  (23.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
San Diego, CA  3.5  (26.9%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLL
Austin, TX  2.5  (19.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______ :
Nashville, TN  2.0  (15.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (15.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________ :
None of these  1.0   
RRRRRRRRRRR ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nashville, TN Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAA RRRRRRRRRRR

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Nashville, TN) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
--------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.0  (25.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
San Diego, CA  3.5  (29.2%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLL
Austin, TX  3.5  (29.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
None of these  2.0   
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ___________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Austin, TX Elected
HHHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

Austin, TX has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
--------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.5  (29.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
San Diego, CA  3.5  (29.2%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLL
Austin, TX  3.0  (25.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld)  2.0  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
None of these  2.0   
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ___________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Orlando, FL (Disneyworld) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
--------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  3.5  (29.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
San Diego, CA  3.5  (29.2%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLLL
Austin, TX  5.0  (41.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
None of these  2.0   
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ___________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Austin, TX Elected
HHHHHHHHHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

Austin, TX has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
--------------------------------- 25%
Hilton Head, SC  4.5  (37.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
San Diego, CA  3.5  (29.2%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLLL
Austin, TX  4.0  (33.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAAAA
None of these  2.0   
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ___________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Hilton Head, SC Elected
LLLLLL

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

Hilton Head, SC has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
Hilton Head, SC  4.0  (33.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
San Diego, CA  4.0  (33.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Austin, TX  4.0  (33.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
None of these  2.0   
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR ______________________
   
Results  
Austin, TXElected 
Hilton Head, SCElected 
San Diego, CAElected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (33.3% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 85.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 57.1% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: To Choose Top 3 Locations for Thanksgiving 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 41.7% 
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2nd 16.7% 
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3rd 33.3% 
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4th 8.3% 
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