DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 ballots cast.


Round 1

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Candidate Votes Status
Nheyavan Selvarajah  Chart color  16.0  (64.0%)  Elected
Lucy Johnson  Chart color  5.0  (20.0%)   
Lia Heath  Chart color  4.0  (16.0%)   
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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Nheyavan Selvarajah 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Nheyavan Selvarajah  Chart color  6.3  (25.0%)   
Lucy Johnson  Chart color  10.2  (40.8%)   
Lia Heath  Chart color  7.3  (29.0%)   
Reopen Nominations (RON)  Chart color  1.3  (5.2%)  Defeated
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No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Reopen Nominations (RON)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Nheyavan Selvarajah  Chart color  7.6  (30.2%)   
Lucy Johnson  Chart color  10.2  (40.8%)  Elected
Lia Heath  Chart color  7.3  (29.0%)   
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Lucy Johnson 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Nheyavan Selvarajah  Chart color  9.4  (37.7%)  Elected
Lucy Johnson  Chart color  8.3  (33.3%)   
Lia Heath  Chart color  7.3  (29.0%)   
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Nheyavan Selvarajah 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Nheyavan Selvarajah  Chart color  8.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Lucy Johnson  Chart color  8.3  (33.3%)  Elected
Lia Heath  Chart color  8.3  (33.3%)  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 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Leftsoc Elections - Social Sec

3 candidates will be elected with 25 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    69.3% 
2nd    27.4% 
3rd    3.3% 
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