DemoChoice Web Poll: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
NWDA photo booth  Chart color  11.0  (37.9%)  Elected
NWDA faux-olympics  Chart color  9.0  (31.0%)   
NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest  Chart color  5.0  (17.2%)   
NWDA talent show  Chart color  4.0  (13.8%)   
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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
NWDA photo booth has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
NWDA photo booth  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
NWDA faux-olympics  Chart color  9.0  (31.0%)  Elected
NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest  Chart color  6.0  (20.8%)   
NWDA talent show  Chart color  4.0  (13.8%)   
NWDA karaoke  Chart color  4.2  (14.3%)   
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NWDA faux-olympics has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
NWDA photo booth  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
NWDA faux-olympics  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest  Chart color  6.0  (20.8%)   
NWDA talent show  Chart color  5.1  (17.5%)   
NWDA karaoke  Chart color  6.3  (21.7%)  Elected
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NWDA karaoke has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
NWDA photo booth  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
NWDA faux-olympics  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest  Chart color  6.0  (20.8%)  Elected
NWDA talent show  Chart color  5.6  (19.2%)   
NWDA karaoke  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)   
Pie chart

NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
NWDA photo booth  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)  Elected
NWDA faux-olympics  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)  Elected
NWDA chicken-nugget eating contest  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)  Elected
NWDA talent show  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)  Elected
NWDA karaoke  Chart color  5.8  (20.0%)  Elected
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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 5" 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: NWDA Fall Festival activities poll

5 candidates will be elected with 29 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    71.0% 
2nd    19.6% 
3rd    7.8% 
4th    0.6% 
5th    1.0% 
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