DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  14.0  (46.7%)  Elected
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Adam  Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Cooper  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Joe  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Pie chart

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Alex 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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  6.5  (21.5%)  Elected
Adam  Chart color  5.8  (19.2%)   
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.1  (10.3%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Joe  Chart color  1.7  (5.6%)   
Pie chart

Dylan 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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.8  (19.2%)  Elected
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  2.9  (9.6%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.4  (11.2%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Joe  Chart color  1.7  (5.6%)   
Noga  Chart color  0.3  (1.0%)   
Pie chart

Adam 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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  3.3  (10.9%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.6  (11.9%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)   
Joe  Chart color  1.9  (6.3%)   
Noga  Chart color  0.3  (1.0%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  3.3  (10.9%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.9  (12.8%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
Joe  Chart color  1.9  (6.3%)   
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Kevin  Chart color  2.0  (6.7%)  Defeated
Leon  Chart color  3.3  (10.9%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.9  (12.8%)   
Joe  Chart color  2.9  (9.6%)   
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Chart color  3.0  (10.0%)  Defeated
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  4.3  (14.2%)   
Cooper  Chart color  3.9  (12.8%)   
Joe  Chart color  3.9  (12.9%)   
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 8

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Leon  Chart color  5.3  (17.5%)   
Cooper  Chart color  5.9  (19.5%)   
Joe  Chart color  3.9  (12.9%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 9

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  7.9  (26.3%)  Equalized
Dylan  Chart color  5.0  (16.7%)   
Adam  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Leon  Chart color  5.3  (17.5%)   
Cooper  Chart color  5.9  (19.5%)   
Pie chart

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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 10

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  6.9  (22.9%)  Equalized
Adam  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Leon  Chart color  5.3  (17.5%)   
Cooper  Chart color  5.9  (19.5%)   
Pie chart

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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 11

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Adam  Chart color  6.4  (21.5%)  Equalized
Leon  Chart color  5.7  (19.0%)   
Cooper  Chart color  5.9  (19.5%)   
Pie chart

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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 12

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Dylan  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Adam  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)   
Leon  Chart color  5.7  (19.0%)   
Cooper  Chart color  6.3  (21.0%)  Equalized
Pie chart

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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.


Round 13

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Alex  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)  Elected
Dylan  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)  Elected
Adam  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)  Elected
Leon  Chart color  6.0  (20.0%)  Elected
Cooper  Chart color  6.0  (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 83.3% 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: AComm Elections

5 candidates will be elected with 30 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    49.6% 
2nd    20.6% 
3rd    11.2% 
4th    7.1% 
5th    10.0% 
6th    0.5% 
10th    1.0% 
Pie chart