DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Eric Ash  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Bill Lynch  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Tracy Neumann  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Andrew Port  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Eric Ash) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Bill Lynch  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Tracy Neumann  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Andrew Port  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
Aaron Retish  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Andrew Port) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Bill Lynch  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Tracy Neumann  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Bill Lynch) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  3.0  (21.4%)  Elected
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Tracy Neumann  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Pie chart

John Bukowczyk 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.7  (11.9%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Tracy Neumann  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
Aaron Retish  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Tracy Neumann) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.7  (11.9%)   
Janine Lanza  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)  Defeated
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  1.0  (7.1%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Janine Lanza) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Liette Gidlow  Chart color  1.7  (11.9%)  Defeated
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 8

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  3.0  (21.4%)  Elected
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)   
Pie chart

Kidada Williams 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 9

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)  Elected
Pie chart

Aaron Retish 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 10

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)   
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)  Elected
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Pie chart

Karen Marrero 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 11

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Sandra VanBurkleo  Chart color  2.0  (14.3%)  Defeated
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 12

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  3.3  (23.8%)  Elected
Aaron Retish  Chart color  3.3  (23.8%)   
Pie chart

Karen Marrero 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 13

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.9  (20.5%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.7  (19.0%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  3.3  (23.8%)  Elected
Pie chart

Aaron Retish 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 14

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.9  (20.5%)   
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.3  (16.7%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  3.2  (22.9%)  Elected
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Pie chart

Betsy Lublin 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 15

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.9  (20.5%)  Elected
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.7  (19.5%)   
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)   
Pie chart

Kidada Williams 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: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.


Round 16

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Kidada Williams  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)  Elected
John Bukowczyk  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)  Elected
Betsy Lublin  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)  Elected
Karen Marrero  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)  Elected
Aaron Retish  Chart color  2.8  (20.0%)  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 50% 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.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Salary Committee election, 2022-23

5 candidates will be elected with 14 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    40.0% 
2nd    17.6% 
3rd    11.9% 
4th    9.5% 
5th    10.5% 
7th    2.4% 
9th    2.4% 
11th    2.4% 
14th    0.5% 
15th    2.9% 
Pie chart