DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,684.0  (16.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Segat, Susana  2,606.0  (15.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Maher, David P.  2,190.0  (13.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,071.0  (12.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,043.0  (12.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
Harris, Robin  1,990.0  (12.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,781.0  (10.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________ :
Stead, Charles  967.0  (5.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.0  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  2.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 4  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 5  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice Elected
DD E GGG

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).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Turkel, Alice 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,606.0  (15.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Maher, David P.  2,224.8  (13.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,088.7  (12.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,178.3  (13.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Harris, Robin  2,114.2  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,802.3  (11.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________ :
Stead, Charles  976.7  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.1  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
K _________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  2.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 4  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 5  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Segat, Susana Elected
DD 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 the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Segat, Susana 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,259.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,105.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,278.0  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,196.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,823.8  (11.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________ :
Stead, Charles  986.0  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.4  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  2.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 4  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 5  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 5 Defeated
K

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).

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 (Write-In 5) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,259.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,105.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,278.0  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,196.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,823.8  (11.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Stead, Charles  986.0  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.4  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  3.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  2.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 4  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 4 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 4) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
P
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,259.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,105.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,278.0  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,196.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,823.8  (11.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Stead, Charles  986.0  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.4  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  3.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  2.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
__________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 6 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 6) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,259.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,105.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,278.2  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,196.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,824.8  (11.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Stead, Charles  987.0  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.4  (0.3%) 
__________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  3.1  (0.0%) 
__________________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
__________________________________________
   
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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,340.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,341.0  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,259.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,105.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,278.2  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,196.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,824.8  (11.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Stead, Charles  987.0  (6.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Write-In 1  48.4  (0.3%) 
J _________________________________________ :
None of these  4.0   
__________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
I

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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,342.0  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,342.2  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,260.4  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Grassi, Joseph  2,115.9  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Simmons, Denise  2,282.2  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Harris, Robin  2,199.6  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,829.8  (11.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Stead, Charles  991.0  (6.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________ :
None of these  23.0   
__________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Stead, Charles Defeated
BBB CC DDDD EE F GGGG PP

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 (Stead, Charles) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,362.3  (14.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,356.6  (14.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,383.6  (14.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph  2,210.9  (13.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Simmons, Denise  2,508.8  (15.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Harris, Robin  2,454.2  (15.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DD
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,975.7  (12.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______ :
None of these  134.0   
PP ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Simmons, Denise Elected
BB CC

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).

Simmons, Denise 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,362.3  (14.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,356.6  (14.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,383.6  (14.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph  2,305.6  (14.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Simmons, Denise  2,321.7  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Harris, Robin  2,454.2  (15.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DD
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,068.1  (12.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____ :
None of these  134.0   
PP ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harris, Robin Elected
B C

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).

Harris, Robin 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,362.3  (14.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Segat, Susana  2,356.6  (14.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Maher, David P.  2,383.6  (14.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph  2,366.2  (14.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Simmons, Denise  2,321.7  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Harris, Robin  2,321.7  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,140.0  (13.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
None of these  134.0   
PPP ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Defeated
CCCCCCCCCCCC DDD EEEEEEEEEE FF GGG II PPPPP

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 (Fantini, Alfred B.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,495.9  (15.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIII
Segat, Susana  2,498.1  (15.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Maher, David P.  2,955.6  (18.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph  3,066.2  (19.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Simmons, Denise  2,496.4  (15.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGG
Harris, Robin  2,463.9  (15.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPPP _________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph Elected
DD F GGG I

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 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,554.6  (16.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Segat, Susana  2,594.9  (16.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFF
Maher, David P.  2,955.6  (18.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Simmons, Denise  2,644.2  (16.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Harris, Robin  2,564.1  (16.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPP __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maher, David P. Elected
D FF GG I

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).

Maher, David P. 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,614.9  (16.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Segat, Susana  2,712.4  (17.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFF
Maher, David P.  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Simmons, Denise  2,717.7  (17.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Harris, Robin  2,605.7  (16.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPP __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Simmons, Denise Elected
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 the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Simmons, Denise 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,645.0  (16.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Segat, Susana  2,712.4  (17.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFF
Maher, David P.  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Simmons, Denise  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Harris, Robin  2,630.7  (16.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPP __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Segat, Susana Elected
I

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).

Segat, Susana 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice  2,683.4  (16.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIII
Segat, Susana  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
Maher, David P.  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Simmons, Denise  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Harris, Robin  2,641.9  (16.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPP __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice 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).

Turkel, Alice 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 ballots cast.

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


Round 17    
------------------------------------------------ 16.7%
Turkel, Alice  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Segat, Susana  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maher, David P.  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Simmons, Denise  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Harris, Robin  2,662.7  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  410.0   
PPPPPPPP ________________________________________
   
Results  
Grassi, JosephElected 
Harris, RobinElected 
Maher, David P.Elected 
Segat, SusanaElected 
Simmons, DeniseElected 
Turkel, AliceElected 

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 (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, 97.5% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 82.9% 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 1997 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,386 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 81.8% 
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2nd 12.3% 
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3rd 3.9% 
XX
4th 1.1% 
X
5th 0.5% 
6th 0.2% 
7th 0.1% 
8th 0.1%