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

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Round 1    
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Karen Hardy  1.00  (50.0%) 
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Mohammed Nadeem  1.00  (50.0%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mohammed Nadeem Elected
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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).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
Mohammed Nadeem 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.

New colors:
J
Debi Davis

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

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Round 2    
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Karen Hardy  1.00  (50.0%) 
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Mohammed Nadeem  0.50  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Debi Davis  0.50  (25.0%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Karen Hardy Elected
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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).

Karen Hardy 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.

New colors:
J
Kathy Watanabe

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

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


Round 3    
---------------------------- 25%
Karen Hardy  0.50  (25.0%) 
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Mohammed Nadeem  0.50  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Debi Davis  0.50  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Kathy Watanabe  0.50  (25.0%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kathy Watanabe Defeated
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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 comparing votes in previous rounds.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kathy Watanabe) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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

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


Round 4    
---------------------------- 25%
Karen Hardy  0.50  (25.0%) 
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Mohammed Nadeem  0.50  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Debi Davis  1.00  (50.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Debi Davis Elected
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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).

Debi Davis 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 1, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 2 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
--------------------------- 25%
Karen Hardy  0.83  (41.7%) 
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Mohammed Nadeem  0.50  (25.0%) 
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Debi Davis  0.67  (33.3%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Karen Hardy Elected
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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).

Karen Hardy 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: Santa Clara City Council, District 1, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 2 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------------------------- 33.3%
Karen Hardy  0.67  (33.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Mohammed Nadeem  0.67  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Debi Davis  0.67  (33.3%) 
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Results  
Karen HardyElected 
Mohammed NadeemElected 
Debi DavisElected 

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, 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.

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Santa Clara City Council, District 1, June 2018
3 candidates will be elected with 2 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 58.3% 
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2nd 25.0% 
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3rd 8.3% 
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4th 8.3% 
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