DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
#1  2.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________________ :
#4  2.0  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________ :
#3  1.0  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
#5  1.0  (8.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________________________________ :
#6  1.0  (8.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF _________________________________ :
#7  1.0  (8.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#7 Defeated
EEEEEEEEEEE

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 choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (#7) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
#1  2.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________________ :
#4  2.0  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________ :
#3  1.0  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
#5  2.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
#6  1.0  (8.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF _________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#3 Defeated
DDDDDDDDDDD

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 choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (#3) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
#1  2.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________________ :
#4  3.0  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
#5  2.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
#6  1.0  (8.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF _________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#6 Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBB

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 candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (#6) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  5.0  (41.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBB
#1  2.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________________ :
#4  3.0  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
#5  2.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#2 Elected
DDDDDDDDDDD

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).

#2 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: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
-------------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (33.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
#1  2.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________________ :
#4  4.0  (33.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
#5  2.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#5 Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAA IIIIIIIIIII

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 (#5) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
I
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
----------------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (36.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
#1  3.0  (27.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________ :
#4  4.0  (36.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
None of these  1.0   
IIIIIIIIIII ______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#1 Defeated
DDDDDDDDDDD IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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 (#1) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
--------------------------------- 33.3%
#2  4.0  (44.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBB
#4  5.0  (55.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
None of these  3.0   
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
#4 Elected
BBBBBB

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).

#4 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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
-------------------------------------------------- 50%
#2  4.5  (50.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
#4  4.5  (50.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  3.0   
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________
   
Results  
#2Elected 
#4Elected 

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 (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, 75% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 50% 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: Two Debate Topics
2 candidates will be elected with 12 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 66.7% 
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2nd 11.1% 
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3rd 5.6% 
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4th 5.6% 
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5th 11.1% 
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