DemoChoice Web Poll: Voting
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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Round 1    
------------- 25%
Cat  1.00  (100.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cat 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.
Cat 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:
D
Dog

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Voting
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 2    
-------------- 25%
Cat  0.33  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Dog  0.67  (66.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dog 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).

Dog 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:
D
Pig

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Voting
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 3    
------------------- 33.3%
Cat  0.33  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _ :
Dog  0.33  (33.3%) 
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Pig  0.33  (33.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
   
Results  
DogElected 
CatElected 
PigElected 

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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Voting
3 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot 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