DemoChoice Web Poll: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 4.0  (40.0%)  Elected
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
  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.
Gun Control 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 3.0  (30.0%)  Elected
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Animal Rights 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
Capital Punishment 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Abortion 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Global Poverty 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Animal Rights 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
Euthanasia 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
Capital Punishment 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Drugs 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Animal Rights 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)  Defeated
Euthanasia 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Capital Punishment 
 
 0.5  (5.0%)   
  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 (Animal Rights) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Euthanasia 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Capital Punishment 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)  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 (Capital Punishment) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
Euthanasia 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)  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 (Euthanasia) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Terrorism 
 
 2.0  (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 (Terrorism) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 4.0  (40.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Global Poverty 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.8  (27.5%)  Elected
Abortion 
 
 2.0  (20.0%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.8  (27.5%)   
Global Poverty 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gun Control 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)   
Abortion 
 
 2.3  (22.5%)   
Drugs 
 
 2.8  (27.5%)  Elected
Global Poverty 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Drugs 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Gun Control 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Abortion 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Drugs 
 
 2.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Global Poverty 
 
 2.5  (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 90% 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: PHL 230 Applied Ethics Topics Sp 20
4 candidates will be elected with 10 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 
 
75.0%   
2nd 
 
6.6%   
3rd 
 
2.5%   
4th 
 
0.5%   
5th 
 
5.0%   
6th 
 
5.0%   
7th 
 
1.3%   
9th 
 
0.5%   
10th 
 
1.3%   
11th 
 
2.5%   
  pies need GD