DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 4.0  (21.1%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)   
Sandra VanBurkleo 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)   
Jennifer Hart 
 
 1.0  (5.3%)   
Karen Marrero 
 
 1.0  (5.3%)  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 (Karen Marrero) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 5.0  (26.3%)  Elected
Eric Ash 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)   
Sandra VanBurkleo 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)   
Jennifer Hart 
 
 1.0  (5.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Marsha Richmond 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: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 3 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 4.8  (25.0%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.2  (16.8%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 2.1  (10.9%)   
Sandra VanBurkleo 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)   
Jennifer Hart 
 
 1.0  (5.3%)  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 (Jennifer Hart) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 4.8  (25.0%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 4.0  (21.1%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 3.0  (15.8%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.2  (16.8%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 2.1  (10.9%)   
Sandra VanBurkleo 
 
 2.0  (10.5%)  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Sandra VanBurkleo) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 4.8  (26.4%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.2  (17.7%)   
Howard Lupovitch 
 
 2.1  (11.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  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 (Howard Lupovitch) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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Round 6 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 5.8  (31.9%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 5.1  (28.1%)  Elected
Aaron Retish 
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.2  (17.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Eric Ash 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: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 5.8  (31.9%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 4.5  (25.0%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Kidada Williams 
 
 3.8  (20.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  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 (Kidada Williams) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 5.9  (32.6%)   
Eric Ash 
 
 5.5  (30.6%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 6.6  (36.8%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Aaron Retish 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: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 6.5  (36.1%)  Elected
Eric Ash 
 
 5.5  (30.6%)   
Aaron Retish 
 
 6.0  (33.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Marsha Richmond 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: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Marsha Richmond 
 
 6.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Eric Ash 
 
 6.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Aaron Retish 
 
 6.0  (33.3%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  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, 94.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 52.6% 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: Chair review committee
3 candidates will be elected with 19 ballots cast.

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

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
55.1%   
2nd 
 
22.4%   
3rd 
 
11.1%   
4th 
 
4.1%   
5th 
 
3.4%   
9th 
 
1.8%   
12th 
 
1.9%   
14th 
 
0.2%   
  pies need GD