DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------- 33.3%
Leon  20.0  (71.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Dylan  3.0  (10.7%) 
EEEEEEEE _________________ :
Vinny  2.0  (7.1%) 
DDDDDD ___________________ :
Alex  1.0  (3.6%) 
AAA ______________________ :
Joe  1.0  (3.6%) 
BBB ______________________ :
Giorgi  1.0  (3.6%) 
CCC ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Leon Elected
BBBBBBBBB CCCCCC 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Leon 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: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------- 33.3%
Leon  12.0  (42.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFF
Dylan  3.0  (10.7%) 
EEEEEEEE _________________ :
Vinny  5.0  (17.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________ :
Alex  1.0  (3.6%) 
AA _______________________ :
Joe  4.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Giorgi  3.0  (10.7%) 
CCCCCCCCC ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Alex Defeated
EEE

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Alex) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------- 33.3%
Leon  12.0  (42.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFF
Dylan  4.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE ______________ :
Vinny  5.0  (17.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________ :
Joe  4.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Giorgi  3.0  (10.7%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Giorgi Defeated
DDD EEEEE

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Giorgi) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
------------------------- 33.3%
Leon  12.0  (42.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFF
Dylan  6.0  (21.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Vinny  6.0  (21.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________ :
Joe  4.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Joe Defeated
DDD EE FFF GGG

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 (33.3% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Joe) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
G
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
------------------------ 33.3%
Leon  13.0  (48.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFF
Dylan  7.0  (25.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Vinny  7.0  (25.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
None of these  1.0   
GGG _____________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dylan Defeated
DDDDDDDDDDD GGGGGGGGG

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 (33.3% 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 (Dylan) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------------------------- 50%
Leon  13.0  (54.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Vinny  11.0  (45.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
None of these  4.0   
GGGGGGGGGGG ______________________
   
Results    
Leon Equalized

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (50% of counted votes).

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: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
--------------------------------- 50%
Leon  13.0  (54.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Vinny  11.0  (45.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
None of these  4.0   
GGGGGGGGGGG ______________________
   
Results  
VinnyElected 
LeonElected 

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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (50% 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, 85.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 82.1% 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.

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
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)
2 candidates will be elected with 28 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 62.5% 
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2nd 12.5% 
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3rd 8.3% 
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4th 8.3% 
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