DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 2,159.0  (13.5%)  Elected
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,701.0  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,685.0  (10.6%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,435.0  (9.0%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,262.0  (7.9%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,122.0  (7.0%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,097.0  (6.9%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,038.0  (6.5%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,011.0  (6.3%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 835.0  (5.2%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 788.0  (4.9%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 542.0  (3.4%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 499.0  (3.1%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 344.0  (2.2%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 175.0  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 135.0  (0.8%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 63.0  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 56.0  (0.4%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 15.0  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 9.0  (0.1%)   
  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.
Cheung, Leland has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,701.0  (10.7%)  Elected
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,685.0  (10.6%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,549.1  (9.7%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,313.3  (8.2%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,191.5  (7.5%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,153.2  (7.2%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,108.1  (6.9%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,054.4  (6.6%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 857.2  (5.4%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 848.1  (5.3%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 557.5  (3.5%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 521.5  (3.3%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 365.3  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 180.2  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 140.5  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 65.4  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 58.1  (0.4%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 15.6  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 9.0  (0.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,685.0  (10.6%)  Elected
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,559.4  (9.8%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,329.9  (8.3%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,207.4  (7.6%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,163.0  (7.3%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,111.6  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,067.6  (6.7%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 865.1  (5.4%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 852.0  (5.3%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 562.7  (3.5%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 531.2  (3.3%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 367.1  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 181.4  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 142.4  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 65.8  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 60.1  (0.4%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 16.0  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 9.1  (0.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Maher, David P. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,571.9  (9.8%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,339.7  (8.4%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,223.6  (7.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,172.5  (7.3%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,115.3  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,076.3  (6.7%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 873.3  (5.5%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 859.4  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 564.8  (3.5%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 534.8  (3.3%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 369.3  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 182.3  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 143.4  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 66.4  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 61.1  (0.4%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 16.3  (0.1%)   
Write-In 2 
 
 9.1  (0.1%)  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Write-In 2) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 5 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,598.1  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,597.2  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,597.1  (10.0%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,571.9  (9.8%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,339.7  (8.4%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,224.6  (7.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,173.5  (7.4%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,115.3  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,076.3  (6.7%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 873.3  (5.5%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 859.4  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 564.8  (3.5%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 534.8  (3.3%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 370.3  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 182.3  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 143.4  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 66.4  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 61.1  (0.4%)   
Write-In 1 
 
 16.3  (0.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 5.0  (0.0%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Write-In 1) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 6 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,599.7  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,597.5  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,597.4  (10.0%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,572.9  (9.9%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,339.7  (8.4%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,224.6  (7.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,173.5  (7.4%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,116.3  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,077.3  (6.8%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 873.3  (5.5%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 859.4  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 565.8  (3.5%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 535.8  (3.4%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 370.3  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 183.3  (1.1%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 143.5  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 66.4  (0.4%)   
Moree, Gregg J. 
 
 61.1  (0.4%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.1%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Moree, Gregg J.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 7 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,600.7  (10.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,600.4  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,599.7  (10.0%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,575.2  (9.9%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,344.3  (8.4%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,226.9  (7.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,176.7  (7.4%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,121.0  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,081.7  (6.8%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 874.5  (5.5%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 862.4  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 569.4  (3.6%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 539.9  (3.4%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 373.3  (2.3%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 185.4  (1.2%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 149.7  (0.9%)   
Pascual, Jamake 
 
 67.8  (0.4%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 22.0  (0.1%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Pascual, Jamake) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 8 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,603.6  (10.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,600.6  (10.0%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,599.8  (10.0%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,577.5  (9.9%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,349.3  (8.5%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,229.2  (7.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,182.7  (7.4%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,123.1  (7.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,084.4  (6.8%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 879.5  (5.5%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 863.9  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 574.0  (3.6%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 542.9  (3.4%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 382.4  (2.4%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 191.4  (1.2%)   
Mello, Gary W. 
 
 155.7  (1.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 31.0  (0.2%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Mello, Gary W.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 9 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,607.6  (10.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,604.2  (10.1%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,602.2  (10.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,583.9  (10.0%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,356.4  (8.5%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,238.2  (7.8%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,191.2  (7.5%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,140.1  (7.2%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,095.7  (6.9%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 892.8  (5.6%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 866.9  (5.4%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 584.2  (3.7%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 559.3  (3.5%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 394.8  (2.5%)   
Williamson, James M. 
 
 198.5  (1.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 55.0  (0.3%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Williamson, James M.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 10 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,609.2  (10.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,605.5  (10.1%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,603.8  (10.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,602.5  (10.1%)  Elected
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,373.4  (8.6%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,249.7  (7.9%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,201.9  (7.6%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,169.1  (7.4%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,104.2  (6.9%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 920.6  (5.8%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 878.6  (5.5%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 595.2  (3.7%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 567.4  (3.6%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 414.9  (2.6%)   
None of these 
 
 75.0  (0.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Davis, Henrietta has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 11 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,609.2  (10.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,605.5  (10.1%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,603.8  (10.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,589.6  (10.0%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,375.9  (8.7%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,254.1  (7.9%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,201.9  (7.6%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,170.0  (7.4%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,105.0  (7.0%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 920.6  (5.8%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 881.1  (5.5%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 596.9  (3.8%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 567.7  (3.6%)   
Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J. 
 
 414.9  (2.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 75.0  (0.5%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Stohlman, Jr., Thomas J.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 12 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,623.1  (10.2%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,606.7  (10.1%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,610.3  (10.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,600.6  (10.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,400.8  (8.8%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,294.6  (8.2%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,253.7  (7.9%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,265.3  (8.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,123.3  (7.1%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 946.6  (6.0%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 934.7  (5.9%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 614.7  (3.9%)   
Marquardt, Charles J. 
 
 593.7  (3.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 103.0  (0.6%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Marquardt, Charles J.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 13 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,642.4  (10.4%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,633.4  (10.3%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,630.9  (10.3%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,604.6  (10.2%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,424.0  (9.0%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,330.4  (8.4%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,392.6  (8.8%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,329.5  (8.4%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,147.5  (7.3%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 999.5  (6.3%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 972.2  (6.2%)   
Nelson, Matthew P. 
 
 683.0  (4.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 181.0  (1.1%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Nelson, Matthew P.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 14 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,656.6  (10.5%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,660.2  (10.5%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,647.8  (10.5%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,622.4  (10.3%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,493.5  (9.5%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,408.4  (8.9%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,436.9  (9.1%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,426.3  (9.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,202.9  (7.6%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,123.1  (7.1%)   
Seidel, Sam 
 
 1,059.9  (6.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 233.0  (1.5%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Seidel, Sam) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 15 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,715.3  (11.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,675.4  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,679.4  (10.7%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,649.4  (10.5%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,665.0  (10.6%)  Elected
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,584.8  (10.1%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,590.4  (10.2%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,581.7  (10.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,300.0  (8.3%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,223.6  (7.8%)   
None of these 
 
 306.0  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Simmons, E. Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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Round 16 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,715.3  (11.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,675.4  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,679.4  (10.7%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,649.4  (10.5%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,584.8  (10.1%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,590.4  (10.2%)  Elected
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,581.7  (10.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,365.0  (8.7%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,257.1  (8.0%)   
None of these 
 
 306.0  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kelley, Craig A. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 17 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,715.3  (11.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,675.4  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,679.4  (10.7%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,649.4  (10.5%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,584.8  (10.1%)  Elected
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,581.7  (10.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,376.2  (8.8%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,269.7  (8.1%)   
None of these 
 
 306.0  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Decker, Marjorie C. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 18 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,715.3  (11.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,675.4  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,679.4  (10.7%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,649.4  (10.5%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,581.7  (10.1%)  Elected
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,388.4  (8.9%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,275.9  (8.1%)   
None of these 
 
 306.0  (2.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 19 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,715.3  (11.0%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,675.4  (10.7%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,679.4  (10.7%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,649.4  (10.5%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,566.5  (10.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,395.2  (8.9%)   
Ward, Larry W. 
 
 1,284.3  (8.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 306.0  (2.0%)   
  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 (10%), so the last-place candidate (Ward, Larry W.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 20 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,880.1  (12.1%)  Elected
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,746.0  (11.3%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,753.5  (11.3%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,649.8  (10.6%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,617.9  (10.4%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,614.6  (10.4%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,666.7  (10.7%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,849.9  (11.9%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Cheung, Leland has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 21 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,746.0  (11.3%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,753.5  (11.3%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,686.1  (10.9%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,666.2  (10.7%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,645.5  (10.6%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,707.6  (11.0%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,849.9  (11.9%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Reeves, Kenneth E. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 22 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,746.0  (11.3%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,753.5  (11.3%)  Elected
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,748.5  (11.3%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,698.3  (10.9%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,656.6  (10.7%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Davis, Henrietta has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 23 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,746.0  (11.3%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,748.5  (11.3%)  Elected
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,716.8  (11.1%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,667.9  (10.8%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Simmons, E. Denise has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 24 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,746.0  (11.3%)  Elected
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,735.2  (11.2%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,674.3  (10.8%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Maher, David P. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 25 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,735.2  (11.2%)  Elected
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,696.7  (10.9%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Decker, Marjorie C. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 26 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,734.6  (11.2%)  Elected
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,708.2  (11.0%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)   
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 27 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,719.1  (11.1%)   
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,728.2  (11.1%)  Elected
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. has enough votes to guarantee victory (10%) 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

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


Round 28 Legend  
Cheung, Leland 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Toomey, Jr., Timothy J. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Maher, David P. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Davis, Henrietta 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Simmons, E. Denise 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Decker, Marjorie C. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Kelley, Craig A. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
vanBeuzekom, Minka Y. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
Reeves, Kenneth E. 
 
 1,723.7  (11.1%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 458.0  (3.0%)   
  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, 97.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 78.3% 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 9" 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: Cambridge, MA 2011 City Council Election
9 candidates will be elected with 15,971 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
75.3%   
2nd 
 
12.7%   
3rd 
 
6.0%   
4th 
 
2.6%   
5th 
 
1.2%   
6th 
 
0.8%   
7th 
 
0.5%   
8th 
 
0.3%   
9th 
 
0.2%   
10th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD