DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 4.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 0.6  (7.5%)  Defeated
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 0.6  (7.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 2.2  (27.5%)  Elected
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 0.6  (7.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.2  (15.3%)   
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.4  (17.2%)   
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 0.6  (7.5%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.8  (22.8%)  Elected
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.4  (17.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 3.2  (40.0%)  Elected
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 2.5  (31.5%)  Elected
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 1.9  (23.5%)   
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)   
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)   
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 2.4  (30.0%)  Elected
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) 
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 87.5% 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 4" 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.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

First Round | Last 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 
 
58.4%   
2nd 
 
17.9%   
3rd 
 
6.2%   
4th 
 
12.5%   
6th 
 
3.1%   
7th 
 
0.7%   
8th 
 
1.2%   
  pies need GD