DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.0  (13.3%)   
John Bukowczyk 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)   
Paul Kershaw 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)   
Marc Kruman 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)  Defeated
Sandra Van Burkleo 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Marc Kruman) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 3.0  (20.0%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.0  (13.3%)   
John Bukowczyk 
 
 2.0  (13.3%)   
Paul Kershaw 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)   
Sandra Van Burkleo 
 
 1.0  (6.7%)  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Sandra Van Burkleo) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk 
 
 2.0  (14.3%)   
Paul Kershaw 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Paul Kershaw) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 4.0  (28.6%)  Elected
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk 
 
 2.0  (14.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Betsy Lublin has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.5  (25.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.5  (17.9%)   
John Bukowczyk 
 
 2.0  (14.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (John Bukowczyk) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.5  (25.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 3.0  (21.4%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 5.0  (35.7%)  Elected
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.5  (17.9%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Andrew Port has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 3.5  (25.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 4.0  (28.6%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 4.0  (28.6%)   
Liette Gidlow 
 
 2.5  (17.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Liette Gidlow) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 4.0  (28.6%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 5.0  (35.7%)  Elected
Andrew Port 
 
 5.0  (35.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Howard Lupovitch has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 4.3  (31.0%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 4.7  (33.3%)   
Andrew Port 
 
 5.0  (35.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Andrew Port has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Betsy Lublin 
 
 4.7  (33.3%)  Elected
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 4.7  (33.3%)  Elected
Andrew Port 
 
 4.7  (33.3%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (7.1%)   
  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, 93.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 60% 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 3" 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: Executive Committee Election
3 candidates will be elected with 15 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 
 
57.1%   
2nd 
 
23.8%   
3rd 
 
11.9%   
6th 
 
7.1%   
  pies need GD