DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 1  Votes 
------------------------------ 14.3%
Schuster, Luc  2387   (15.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Grassi, Joseph G.  2281   (14.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Write-In 1  2004   (13.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII___:
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1990   (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC___:
Lummis, Ben  1981   (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD___:
Walser, Nancy  1843   (11.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH_____:
McGovern, Marc C.  1514   (9.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_________:
Nolan, Patricia M.  1413   (9.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF___________:
Write-In 2  54   (0.3%) 
J_____________________________:
Write-In 3  2   (0.0%) 
______________________________:
Write-In 4  1   (0.0%) 
______________________________:
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected
Schuster, Luc Elected
H
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Grassi, Joseph G. 7041/42 41/42
1: 2281
Schuster, Luc 17641/42 39/42
1: 2387

Each ballot initially counts toward its highest-ranked 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 lower-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 2  Votes 
------------------------------ 14.3%
Schuster, Luc  223536/42  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  223725/42  (14.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Write-In 1  203916/42  (13.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII__:
Harding, Richard, Jr.  20265/42  (13.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC__:
Lummis, Ben  199416/42  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD__:
Walser, Nancy  189935/42  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH____:
McGovern, Marc C.  15355/42  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_________:
Nolan, Patricia M.  144416/42  (9.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF__________:
Write-In 2  5413/42  (0.4%) 
J_____________________________:
Write-In 3  21/42  (0.0%) 
______________________________:
Write-In 4  1   (0.0%) 
______________________________:
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Defeated
BB C DD EEE GGGG HH IIII OO
Write-In 2 Defeated
Write-In 3 Defeated
Write-In 4 Defeated
    

No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
The last-place 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 3  Votes 
------------------------------ 14.3%
Schuster, Luc  249327/42  (16.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGG
Grassi, Joseph G.  23506/42  (15.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Write-In 1  233815/42  (15.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  20888/42  (13.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC__:
Lummis, Ben  21665/42  (14.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD_:
Walser, Nancy  20646/42  (13.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH__:
McGovern, Marc C.  176517/42  (11.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE______:
None of these  204    
OOO___________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Equalized
C
Schuster, Luc Equalized
E HH I
Write-In 1 Elected
H
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Grassi, Joseph G. 16911/42 38/42
41/42: 1842
Schuster, Luc 31232/42 34/42
39/42: 2287
Write-In 1 15720/42 40/42
1: 2293 3/42: 578 1/42: 171

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 lower-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 4  Votes 
------------------------------ 14.3%
Schuster, Luc  222116/42  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  221824/42  (14.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Write-In 1  233916/42  (15.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  220936/42  (14.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lummis, Ben  222110/42  (14.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  219934/42  (14.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
McGovern, Marc C.  185532/42  (12.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE_____:
None of these  204    
OOO___________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Elected
Lummis, Ben Elected
McGovern, Marc C. Defeated
BB CC DDD GGG HHHH IIIIIIII OOO
Walser, Nancy Elected
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 2841/42 1
1: 2048 8/42: 153 4/42: 1229 2/42: 329
Lummis, Ben 4015/42 1
1: 2145 8/42: 224 4/42: 215 2/42: 275
Walser, Nancy 1839/42 1
1: 1995 8/42: 938 4/42: 90 2/42: 369

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 lower-ranked 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 last-place 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 5  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  251218/42  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  294710/42  (19.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Harding, Richard, Jr.  229916/42  (15.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC___:
Lummis, Ben  246740/42  (16.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD_:
Walser, Nancy  2476   (16.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH_:
None of these  435    
OOOOO_____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Equalized
CC DD HH
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Write-In 1 44117/42 29/42
40/42: 1658 8/42: 820 4/42: 231

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 lower-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 6  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  251218/42  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  2513   (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  242617/42  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC_:
Lummis, Ben  260916/42  (17.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Walser, Nancy  264133/42  (17.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lummis, Ben Equalized
Walser, Nancy Equalized
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Lummis, Ben 10323/42 41/42
1: 2359 13/42: 540 8/42: 312 4/42: 250
Walser, Nancy 13540/42 40/42
1: 2225 13/42: 633 8/42: 1099 4/42: 121

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 lower-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 7  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  251218/42  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB___:
Write-In 1  2513   (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  242617/42  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC_:
Lummis, Ben  260916/42  (17.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DD
Walser, Nancy  264133/42  (17.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lummis, Ben Equalized
I
Walser, Nancy Equalized
I
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Lummis, Ben 10323/42 7/42
13/42: 540 8/42: 312 4/42: 250
Walser, Nancy 13540/42 7/42
13/42: 633 8/42: 1099 4/42: 121

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 lower-ranked 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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6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 8  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  25461/42  (16.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB___:
Write-In 1  268024/42  (17.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Harding, Richard, Jr.  242617/42  (16.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC_:
Lummis, Ben  252434/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  25258/42  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Schuster, Luc Equalized
I
Write-In 1 Equalized
CC
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Schuster, Luc 408/42 33/42
34/42: 1007
Write-In 1 17431/42 14/42
29/42: 485 8/42: 820 4/42: 231

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 lower-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 9  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  25222/42  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  252637/42  (16.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  26043/42  (17.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lummis, Ben  252434/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  25258/42  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
Write-In 1 Equalized
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 9810/42 41/42
1: 2118 28/42: 485 9/42: 187 4/42: 1288
Write-In 1 212/42 13/42
14/42: 485 9/42: 820 4/42: 231

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 lower-ranked 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.
Go to the next round































 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 10  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  25222/42  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB___:
Write-In 1  251514/42  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  261526/42  (17.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lummis, Ben  252434/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  25258/42  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
II
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 10933/42 20/42
29/42: 485 9/42: 187 4/42: 1288

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 lower-ranked 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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Round 11  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  25222/42  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  261911/42  (17.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  251129/42  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lummis, Ben  252434/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  25258/42  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Equalized
G H
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Write-In 1 11318/42 4/42
9/42: 820 4/42: 231

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 lower-ranked 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.
Go to the next round































 
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6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 12  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  256830/42  (17.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB___:
Write-In 1  252127/42  (16.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  25251/42  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lummis, Ben  25394/42  (16.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  254822/42  (17.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
Lummis, Ben Equalized
Schuster, Luc Equalized
C D
Walser, Nancy Equalized
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 198/42 19/42
20/42: 485 9/42: 187 5/42: 112 4/42: 1288
Lummis, Ben 3311/42 6/42
7/42: 852 5/42: 120 4/42: 250
Schuster, Luc 6237/42 29/42
33/42: 615
Walser, Nancy 4229/42 6/42
7/42: 1732 5/42: 196 4/42: 121

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 lower-ranked 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.
Go to the next round































 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 13  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  256613/42  (17.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  2332   (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  25615/42  (17.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  254140/42  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lummis, Ben  252128/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  251140/42  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
Schuster, Luc Equalized
C
Write-In 1 Equalized
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 365/42 16/42
19/42: 485 13/42: 187 9/42: 112 4/42: 1288
Schuster, Luc 6020/42 21/42
29/42: 299
Write-In 1 5512/42 2/42
4/42: 1051

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 lower-ranked 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.
Go to the next round































 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

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Round 14  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  257314/42  (17.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  233532/42  (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB__:
Write-In 1  254530/42  (16.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  254310/42  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lummis, Ben  252322/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Walser, Nancy  251318/42  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOO_____________________________
    
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
Schuster, Luc Equalized
Write-In 1 Equalized
    
Histograms  Surplus   New Max  Votes: Ballots
Harding, Richard, Jr. 3717/42 14/42
16/42: 784 4/42: 1288 2/42: 82
Schuster, Luc 6721/42 0
Write-In 1 3937/42 1/42
2/42: 1051

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 lower-ranked 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.
Go to the next round































  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Depth | Slices | How it works | Main Page


Round 15  Votes 
---------------------------------- 16.7%
Schuster, Luc  26074/42  (17.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Grassi, Joseph G.  233727/42  (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB___:
Write-In 1  254333/42  (16.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Harding, Richard, Jr.  250736/42  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lummis, Ben  252419/42  (16.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Walser, Nancy  25147/42  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  435    
OOOOOO____________________________
    
Results  
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Harding, Richard, Jr.Elected 
Lummis, BenElected 
Schuster, LucElected 
Walser, NancyElected 
Write-In 1Elected 
    

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 highest-ranked 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: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 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 78.4% 
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2nd 15.8% 
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3rd 4.4% 
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4th 0.9% 
5th 0.4% 
6th 0.1% 
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15470 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Depth | Slices | How it works | Main Page


Slices: This shows the distribution of how many winners a ballot counted for.

Slices Percentage of ballots with that many slices
60.3% 
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35.8% 
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3.9% 
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