DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  3,842.0  (20.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,905.0  (15.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,716.0  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,604.0  (13.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,362.0  (12.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,295.0  (12.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Price, Alan C.  1,301.0  (7.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________ :
Craig, Christopher  573.0  (3.1%) 
BBBBBBBB _______________________________ :
Write-in 1  95.0  (0.5%) 
A ______________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.0  (0.0%) 
_______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
_______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Walser, Nancy Elected
B DD EEEE FFFF HHHHH

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The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Walser, Nancy 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,905.0  (15.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,716.0  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,912.6  (15.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,642.2  (14.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,443.7  (13.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Price, Alan C.  1,642.8  (8.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________ :
Craig, Christopher  661.7  (3.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBB _____________________________ :
Write-in 1  97.8  (0.5%) 
A ______________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.0  (0.0%) 
_______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
_______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
DD

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The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Fantini, Alfred B. 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,716.0  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  2,912.6  (15.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,673.5  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,614.7  (14.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Price, Alan C.  1,660.8  (8.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________ :
Craig, Christopher  674.8  (3.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Write-in 1  98.3  (0.5%) 
A _____________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.0  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Elected

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

McGovern, Marc C. 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,912.6  (15.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,673.5  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,625.2  (14.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Price, Alan C.  1,682.4  (9.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
Craig, Christopher  687.3  (3.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Write-in 1  98.6  (0.5%) 
AA ____________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.0  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lummis, Ben Elected
B D HH

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Lummis, Ben 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,673.5  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,667.0  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,816.3  (9.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Craig, Christopher  752.3  (4.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Write-in 1  99.3  (0.5%) 
AA ____________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.2  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
K _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Elected

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Harding, Richard, Jr. 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,668.4  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,817.0  (9.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Craig, Christopher  752.5  (4.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Write-in 1  99.3  (0.5%) 
AA ____________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.2  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
Write-in 3  2.0  (0.0%) 
______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in 3 Defeated

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-in 3) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
L
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,668.4  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,817.0  (9.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________ :
Craig, Christopher  752.5  (4.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Write-in 1  99.3  (0.5%) 
A ______________________________________ :
Write-in 2  3.2  (0.0%) 
_______________________________________ :
None of these  2.0   
_______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in 2 Defeated

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-in 2) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.2  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,668.4  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,817.0  (9.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Craig, Christopher  752.5  (4.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Write-in 1  99.4  (0.5%) 
AA ____________________________________ :
None of these  5.0   
______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in 1 Defeated
L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Write-in 1) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,676.2  (14.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,673.7  (14.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,673.4  (14.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,671.8  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,827.4  (9.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Craig, Christopher  764.0  (4.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
None of these  69.0   
L _____________________________________
   
Results    
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Grassi, Joseph G. 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: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,676.2  (14.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,673.7  (14.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,671.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  2,673.4  (14.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,671.1  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,671.8  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Price, Alan C.  1,827.4  (9.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Craig, Christopher  764.0  (4.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
None of these  69.0   
L _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Craig, Christopher Defeated
C D FFF G HHHH II L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Walser, Nancy  2,769.3  (14.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,709.1  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,749.5  (14.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GG
Lummis, Ben  2,856.2  (15.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,682.1  (14.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,694.8  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Price, Alan C.  2,089.9  (11.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________ :
None of these  147.0   
LL ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Price, Alan C. Defeated
CC EEE FFFFFFF GGG IIIIIIIIIIII LL

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,594.4  (19.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,849.7  (15.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,983.6  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Lummis, Ben  3,341.5  (18.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,910.1  (15.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,743.8  (14.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
None of these  275.0   
LLLL ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Walser, Nancy Equalized
CC D EEE GG

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,953.1  (16.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _ :
McGovern, Marc C.  3,128.8  (17.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  3,341.5  (18.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Harding, Richard, Jr.  3,132.6  (17.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,796.6  (15.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
None of these  275.0   
LLLL ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lummis, Ben Equalized
CC DD

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  3,101.1  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  3,128.8  (17.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  3,132.6  (17.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,919.5  (15.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
None of these  275.0   
LLLL ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
D

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  3,101.1  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  3,128.8  (17.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lummis, Ben  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,981.6  (16.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
None of these  275.0   
LLLL ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Equalized

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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


Round 16    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  3,101.1  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  3,039.9  (16.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
None of these  275.0   
LLL _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Equalized

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 ballots cast.

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


Round 17    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Walser, Nancy  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lummis, Ben  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  3,070.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  275.0   
LLLL ________________________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Harding, Richard, Jr.Elected 
Lummis, BenElected 
McGovern, Marc C.Elected 
Walser, NancyElected 

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% 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, 98.5% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 89.4% 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.

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
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2003 School Committee Election (By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 18,698 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 82.0% 
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2nd 13.2% 
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3rd 2.9% 
XX
4th 0.8% 
X
5th 0.4%