DemoChoice Web Poll: AVP
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
--------------------------------- 33.3%
Ivan  12.0  (42.9%) 
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Jan  8.0  (28.6%) 
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Casey  8.0  (28.6%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ivan Elected
AAAAA BBBB

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.
Ivan 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: AVP
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------------------- 33.3%
Ivan  9.3  (33.3%) 
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Jan  9.5  (33.8%) 
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Casey  9.2  (32.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Casey Defeated
AAAA CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC 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 new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Casey) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
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DemoChoice Web Poll: AVP
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
---------------------------------------------- 50%
Ivan  15.5  (59.8%) 
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Jan  10.5  (40.2%) 
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None of these  2.0   
DDDDDDD _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ivan Equalized
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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 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: AVP
2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
---------------------------------------------- 50%
Ivan  13.0  (50.0%) 
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Jan  13.0  (50.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
None of these  2.0   
DDDDDDD _______________________________________
   
Results  
JanElected 
IvanElected 

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, 92.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 71.4% 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.


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DemoChoice Web Poll: AVP
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 71.3% 
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