DemoChoice Web Poll: asdasdas

2 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
ben  Chart color  21.0  (72.4%)  Elected
giorgi  Chart color  4.0  (13.8%)   
kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.9%)   
noga  Chart color  2.0  (6.9%)   
Pie chart

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
ben 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: asdasdas

2 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
ben  Chart color  9.7  (33.3%)   
giorgi  Chart color  12.6  (43.6%)   
kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.9%)  Defeated
noga  Chart color  4.7  (16.2%)   
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The last-place candidate (kevin) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: asdasdas

2 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
ben  Chart color  9.7  (33.3%)   
giorgi  Chart color  12.6  (43.6%)   
noga  Chart color  6.7  (23.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

The last-place candidate (noga) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: asdasdas

2 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
ben  Chart color  14.4  (49.5%)   
giorgi  Chart color  14.6  (50.5%)  Equalized
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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.

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: asdasdas

2 candidates will be elected with 29 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
ben  Chart color  14.5  (50.0%)  Elected
giorgi  Chart color  14.5  (50.0%)  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 86.2% 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: asdasdas

2 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    56.4% 
2nd    43.1% 
3rd    0.5% 
Pie chart