DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  4.00  (50.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________ :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.00  (12.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________ :
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) Elected
AAAAAAAA BBBBBBBB CCCCCCCC DDDDDDDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
I
Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)
 
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Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  0.60  (7.5%) 
AAAAAAAA ______________ :
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  0.60  (7.5%) 
BBBBBBBB ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) Defeated
DDDDDDDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Hawkeye#8058 (1000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  2.20  (27.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDD
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________ :
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.00  (12.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHH _________ :
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  0.60  (7.5%) 
BBBBBBBB ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) Elected
EEE HHHHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.23  (15.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.38  (17.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  0.60  (7.5%) 
BBBBBBBBB _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) Defeated
EEEEEEEEE

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Lapis Lazuli#2335 (200 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.83  (22.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.38  (17.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) Elected
HHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) Defeated
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

A tie was resolved by comparing votes in previous rounds.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Melody#6242 (640 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  3.20  (40.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) Elected
DDD GGGGGGGGGGGGG

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  2.52  (31.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGG
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  1.88  (23.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) Elected
DDDDDDD

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
---------------------- 20%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCC
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  2.40  (30.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDD
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  1.60  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) Elected
EEEEEE

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!)) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10    
---------------------------- 25%
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))  2.00  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)  2.00  (25.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
   
Results  
Robin Hoof#0382 (30 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)Elected 
Starling#8008 (3000 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 17 (!))Elected 
heffalump#2968 (500 posts in last 5 days; top 50 VC; 18+)Elected 
no_ether#4869 (4000 posts in last 5 days; 18+)Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

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 87.5% 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 4" 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Janitor Election 21 November 2020
4 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 58.4% 
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2nd 17.9% 
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3rd 6.2% 
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4th 12.5% 
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