DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Each ballot initially counts toward its highestranked eligible choice. However, in future rounds, a maximum fraction of a ballot may be imposed on a candidate. This allows voters for popular winners (or for eliminated losers) to help unelected candidates or candidates elected later. If there are no such candidates, the leftover fraction goes back to the first winner, or count toward "none of these" if there are no ranked winners.
The ballot fraction precision is equal to 1/Seats(Seats+1), which ensures that winners can always be kept between Enough votes to win and the Ideal Number of votes.
If all winners have at least "Enough" votes, it is impossible to elect too many candidates. This number is Ballots/(Seats+1) plus the smallest fraction.
If any winner has more than the "Ideal Number", equal to Ballots/Seats, it is impossible to elect enough candidates. However, if all have exactly that number, every voter is equally represented.
The dotted line on the graph represents Enough votes.
The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Next Round  Final Round  Previous Round  Depth 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Next Round  Final Round  Previous Round  Depth 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
Go to the next round
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Next Round  Final Round  Previous Round  Depth 
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The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The lastplace candidate is eliminated, or possibly a group of them, if the sum of their votes is lower than any other candidate.
There is a newly elected candidate whose maximum could not be reduced. The surplus is lower than the number of ballots in the first histogram bin (the ballots counting the largest fraction toward the candidate), so they cannot all transfer a larger fraction without exceeding the surplus.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
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Round 15 
Votes 

25% 

Yosemite 
114  
(24.3%) 

Redwood 
131  ^{6}/_{20} 
(27.9%) 

Big Sur 
117  ^{4}/_{20} 
(24.9%) 

Lake Tahoe 
107  ^{10}/_{20} 
(22.9%) 

None of these 
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Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors)  Lake Tahoe 
Elected 
 Redwood 
Equalized 

   

Histograms

Surplus

New Max

Votes: Ballots

Redwood 
13  ^{16}/_{20} 
^{11}/_{20} 
^{14}/_{20}: 84 
^{10}/_{20}: 79 


The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
Only winners remain, so the dotted line is raised to the Ideal Number.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
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Round 16 
Votes 

25% 

Yosemite 
114  
(24.3%) 

Redwood 
118  ^{14}/_{20} 
(25.3%) 

Big Sur 
122  ^{6}/_{20} 
(26.0%) 

Lake Tahoe 
115  
(24.5%) 

None of these 
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Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors)  Big Sur 
Equalized 

   

Histograms

Surplus

New Max

Votes: Ballots

Big Sur 
4  ^{16}/_{20} 
^{19}/_{20} 
1: 86 
^{10}/_{20}: 42 
^{9}/_{20}: 34 


The histogram shows how many ballots count a given fraction of a vote toward a winner. It is used to determine how much to lower the maximum. Ballots that count more than the maximum (because they cannot count for lowerranked candidates) are not included. The maximum is reduced in steps of the defined precision, reducing the surplus by the number of ballots in the affected histogram bins divided by that precision. This process stops just before too many would be transferred. At this point, the affected bins are shown in red.
All candidates may reduce their maxima when a newly elected can do so for the first time, or after an elimination.
When only winners remain, they may reduce toward the Ideal Number when someone can do so for the first time, or in the round after that.
Only winners remain, so the dotted line is raised to the Ideal Number.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
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No further maximum reductions are allowed, so the count is complete. All winners should be near the Ideal Number of votes. Usually most ballots count toward their highestranked winner. Some count for two winners, but rarely more than that. See the slice report. The depth report shows the contribution of lower choices to the result. The "none of these" pile is an accurate measure of unsatisfied voters.
DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning
candidates.
Rank 
Fraction of votes for winners 
1st  43.5% 

2nd  25.4% 

3rd  13.6% 

4th  6.9% 

5th  3.9% 

6th  3.3% 

7th  2.1% 

8th  0.6% 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Favorite California Parks and Natural Areas 
4 candidates will be elected with 505 ballots cast. 
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Slices: This shows the distribution of how many winners a ballot counted for.
Slices 
Percentage of ballots with that many slices 
1  32.3% 

2  67.7% 
