DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,862.0  (17.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJ
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,855.0  (17.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,135.0  (12.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Price, Alan C.  1,873.0  (11.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,689.0  (10.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,677.0  (10.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,590.0  (9.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____________ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,193.0  (7.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Baker, Fred  324.0  (2.0%) 
BBBBBB ________________________________ :
Delaney, Vincent J.  240.0  (1.5%) 
CCCC __________________________________ :
Write-in  51.0  (0.3%) 
A _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected
D F G III KKK

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Turkel, Alice L. 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,855.0  (17.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEE
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,168.9  (13.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Price, Alan C.  1,914.9  (11.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,719.4  (10.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,855.4  (11.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,751.8  (10.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,234.5  (7.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Baker, Fred  331.6  (2.0%) 
BBBBBB _________________________________ :
Delaney, Vincent J.  250.3  (1.5%) 
CCCC ___________________________________ :
Write-in  51.6  (0.3%) 
A ______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
FFFFF I K

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Fantini, Alfred B. 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,488.7  (15.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
Price, Alan C.  1,927.4  (11.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,751.7  (10.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,884.2  (11.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,807.9  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,243.3  (7.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
Baker, Fred  357.2  (2.2%) 
BBBBB __________________________________ :
Delaney, Vincent J.  264.9  (1.6%) 
CCCC ___________________________________ :
Write-in  52.5  (0.3%) 
A ______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected
G I K

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Grassi, Joseph G. 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Price, Alan C.  1,936.8  (11.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,777.1  (10.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,902.7  (11.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,854.0  (11.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,246.2  (7.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Baker, Fred  372.1  (2.3%) 
BBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Delaney, Vincent J.  280.7  (1.7%) 
CCCC ___________________________________ :
Write-in  52.6  (0.3%) 
A ______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in Defeated
L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
L
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,356.0  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,356.6  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,355.6  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Price, Alan C.  1,939.8  (11.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,781.1  (10.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,903.7  (11.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,859.0  (11.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,248.4  (7.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________ :
Baker, Fred  374.1  (2.3%) 
BBBBBB ________________________________ :
Delaney, Vincent J.  282.7  (1.7%) 
CCCCC _________________________________ :
None of these  32.0   
L _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Delaney, Vincent J. Defeated
B D E F G H J L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
--------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,364.1  (14.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,376.4  (14.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,366.6  (14.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Price, Alan C.  1,965.7  (12.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,826.1  (11.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Walser, Nancy  1,928.0  (11.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,880.0  (11.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,284.8  (7.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
Baker, Fred  419.4  (2.6%) 
BBBBBBB ________________________________ :
None of these  78.0   
L ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Baker, Fred Defeated
D EE G H I K L

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,371.8  (14.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,474.9  (15.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,388.6  (14.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
Price, Alan C.  2,013.7  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,891.2  (11.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _______ :
Walser, Nancy  1,960.8  (12.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ______ :
Segat, Susana M.  1,920.2  (11.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______ :
Erlien, Marla L.  1,329.0  (8.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________ :
None of these  139.0   
LLL ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Erlien, Marla L. Defeated
E F GGGGG HHHH IIIIII J KKKK LL

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
-------------------------------------- 14.3%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,420.8  (14.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,500.2  (15.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,402.6  (14.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Price, Alan C.  2,276.4  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,219.8  (13.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Walser, Nancy  2,199.0  (13.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,239.3  (13.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _ :
None of these  231.0   
LLLL __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Walser, Nancy Defeated
E F GGG HHHHHHH IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII JJJ LLLL

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,615.0  (16.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,566.2  (16.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,426.6  (15.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Price, Alan C.  2,670.7  (16.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,427.2  (15.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____ :
Segat, Susana M.  3,348.4  (20.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIII
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLL _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Segat, Susana M. Equalized
E F G HHHH JJJ

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 (16.7% 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,819.8  (17.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,627.6  (16.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,496.8  (15.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Price, Alan C.  2,915.4  (18.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,518.8  (15.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Segat, Susana M.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLL _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Price, Alan C. Equalized
F GGGG

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 (16.7% 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,819.8  (17.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,661.9  (16.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,518.2  (15.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Price, Alan C.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,702.7  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Segat, Susana M.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLL _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Equalized
EE F

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 (16.7% 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,735.5  (17.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,588.8  (16.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Price, Alan C.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,702.7  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Segat, Susana M.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLLL ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Equalized
F

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 (16.7% 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 13    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,648.6  (16.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Price, Alan C.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,702.7  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Segat, Susana M.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLL _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Equalized
F

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 (16.7% 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 ballots cast.

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


Round 14    
-------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Turkel, Alice L.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Price, Alan C.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Segat, Susana M.  2,675.7  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  435.0   
LLLLLLL _____________________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Harding, Richard, Jr.Elected 
Price, Alan C.Elected 
Segat, Susana M.Elected 
Turkel, Alice L.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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (16.7% 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, 97.4% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 79.4% 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 6" 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: Cambridge, MA 2001 School Committee Election
(By DemoChoice rules)
6 candidates will be elected with 16,489 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 74.7% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 11.7% 
XXXXXXXXX
3rd 7.0% 
XXXXX
4th 3.4% 
XX
5th 2.0% 
XX