DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Group/partner work  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)   
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Pie chart

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Field Trips has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Group/partner work  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)   
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  2.1  (18.9%)   
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  2.1  (18.9%)   
Pie chart

Bathroom (solo trips) has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Group/partner work  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)   
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  2.1  (18.9%)   
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  2.1  (18.9%)  Equalized
Hands on work (in math and science)  Chart color  1.2  (10.6%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Group/partner work  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)   
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  2.1  (18.9%)  Equalized
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Hands on work (in math and science)  Chart color  1.4  (12.9%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Group/partner work  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)  Equalized
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)   
Hands on work (in math and science)  Chart color  1.7  (15.2%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Field Trips  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Bathroom (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Group/partner work  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Water fountain (solo trips)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Free Choice Fridays  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Hands on work (in math and science)  Chart color  1.8  (16.7%)  Elected
Pie chart

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 100% 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.

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: F

6 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Ballot Depth

This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st    68.2% 
2nd    7.6% 
3rd    5.3% 
4th    8.3% 
5th    7.6% 
6th    3.0% 
Pie chart