DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------------------ 33.3%
Marc Kruman  4.0  (25.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________ :
Liette Gidlow  3.0  (18.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Hans Hummer  3.0  (18.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________ :
John Bukowczyk  2.0  (12.5%) 
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Andrew Port  2.0  (12.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________________ :
Karen Marrero  1.0  (6.3%) 
IIIIIIII __________________________________ :
Kidada Williams  1.0  (6.3%) 
MMMMMMMM __________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kidada Williams Defeated
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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 (Kidada Williams) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------------------ 33.3%
Marc Kruman  4.0  (25.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________ :
Liette Gidlow  3.0  (18.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
Hans Hummer  3.0  (18.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________ :
John Bukowczyk  3.0  (18.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ___________________ :
Andrew Port  2.0  (12.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________________ :
Karen Marrero  1.0  (6.3%) 
IIIIIIII __________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Karen Marrero Defeated
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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 (Karen Marrero) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
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None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
---------------------------------------- 33.3%
Marc Kruman  4.0  (26.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________ :
Liette Gidlow  3.0  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________ :
Hans Hummer  3.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________ :
John Bukowczyk  3.0  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________________ :
Andrew Port  2.0  (13.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
NNNNNNNN ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew Port Defeated
AAAAAAA 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 (33.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 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%
Marc Kruman  4.0  (26.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________ :
Liette Gidlow  4.0  (26.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
Hans Hummer  3.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
John Bukowczyk  4.0  (26.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________ :
None of these  1.0   
NNNNNNNN _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Hans Hummer Defeated
DDDDDDDD FFFFFFFF NNNNNNN

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 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%
Marc Kruman  5.0  (35.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
Liette Gidlow  5.0  (35.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DD
John Bukowczyk  4.0  (28.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____ :
None of these  2.0   
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Bukowczyk Defeated
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 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%
Marc Kruman  5.0  (41.7%) 
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Liette Gidlow  7.0  (58.3%) 
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None of these  4.0   
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Liette Gidlow Elected
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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).

Liette Gidlow 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: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
----------------------------------------------- 50%
Marc Kruman  6.0  (50.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Liette Gidlow  6.0  (50.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  4.0   
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ________________
   
Results  
Liette GidlowElected 
Marc KrumanElected 

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 43.8% 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: Personnel Committee Election
2 candidates will be elected with 16 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 58.3% 
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2nd 8.3% 
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4th 8.3% 
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5th 12.5% 
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8th 4.2% 
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