DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 15.0  (53.6%)  Elected
Henry Martin 
 
 4.0  (14.3%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 4.0  (14.3%)   
Edweird 
 
 2.0  (7.1%)   
David P 
 
 1.0  (3.6%)   
Albert Go 
 
 1.0  (3.6%)   
Abram Turner 
 
 1.0  (3.6%)   
  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.
Brandon Motes has enough votes to guarantee victory (33.3%) 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: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 9.3  (33.3%)   
Henry Martin 
 
 6.6  (23.7%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 4.8  (17.0%)   
Edweird 
 
 2.0  (7.1%)   
David P 
 
 2.1  (7.6%)   
Albert Go 
 
 2.1  (7.6%)   
Abram Turner 
 
 1.0  (3.6%)  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 (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Abram Turner) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 9.3  (33.3%)   
Henry Martin 
 
 6.6  (23.7%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 4.8  (17.0%)   
Edweird 
 
 3.0  (10.7%)   
David P 
 
 2.1  (7.6%)  Defeated
Albert Go 
 
 2.1  (7.6%)   
  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 (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (David P) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 9.7  (34.7%)   
Henry Martin 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 5.1  (18.3%)   
Edweird 
 
 3.0  (10.7%)  Defeated
Albert Go 
 
 3.1  (11.2%)   
  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 (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Edweird) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 10.7  (38.3%)   
Henry Martin 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 5.1  (18.3%)   
Albert Go 
 
 5.1  (18.3%)  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 (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Albert Go) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 12.1  (44.8%)   
Henry Martin 
 
 9.0  (33.4%)   
Branden Morioka 
 
 5.9  (21.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (3.7%)   
  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 (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Branden Morioka) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 16.0  (61.5%)  Equalized
Henry Martin 
 
 10.0  (38.5%)   
None of these 
 
 2.0  (7.7%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Brandon Motes 
 
 13.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Henry Martin 
 
 13.0  (50.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 2.0  (7.7%)   
  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, 92.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 67.9% 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 2" 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: Senior Council
2 candidates will be elected with 28 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 
 
51.3%   
2nd 
 
27.3%   
3rd 
 
6.1%   
4th 
 
5.1%   
5th 
 
3.8%   
6th 
 
3.8%   
7th 
 
2.6%   
  pies need GD