DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,387.0  (15.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,281.0  (14.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Walser, Nancy  2,004.0  (13.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,990.0  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,981.0  (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,843.0  (11.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Lummis, Ben  1,514.0  (9.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,413.0  (9.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 1  54.0  (0.3%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
Write-In 3  1.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
None of these  7.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
D H I

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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.
Nolan, Patricia M. 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,281.0  (14.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Walser, Nancy  2,041.5  (13.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,000.1  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,991.9  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,907.6  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Lummis, Ben  1,535.8  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,445.0  (9.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 1  54.3  (0.4%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
Write-In 3  1.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
None of these  2.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. 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 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Walser, Nancy  2,047.0  (13.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,045.1  (13.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,998.6  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,910.3  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
Lummis, Ben  1,539.9  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,451.7  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 1  54.4  (0.4%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
Write-In 3  1.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 3 Defeated

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 3) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
P
Write-In 6

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Walser, Nancy  2,047.0  (13.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,045.1  (13.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,998.6  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,910.3  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
Lummis, Ben  1,539.9  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,451.7  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 1  54.4  (0.4%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 2 Defeated

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 2) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,210.0  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Walser, Nancy  2,047.0  (13.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,046.1  (13.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,998.6  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,910.3  (12.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Lummis, Ben  1,539.9  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,451.7  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 1  55.4  (0.4%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
___________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
O

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,213.2  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,210.2  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Walser, Nancy  2,053.0  (13.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,046.1  (13.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,004.7  (13.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Schuster, Luc  1,911.3  (12.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
Lummis, Ben  1,539.9  (10.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,453.7  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Write-In 6  38.0  (0.2%) 
O __________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Defeated
B CC DDDD EEEEEE G HHHHH IIIIIII OOO

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 (McGovern, Marc C.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,254.0  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,246.3  (14.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Walser, Nancy  2,418.1  (15.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,146.7  (13.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,221.7  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Schuster, Luc  2,159.7  (14.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Lummis, Ben  1,819.5  (11.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________ :
Write-In 6  204.0  (1.3%) 
OOOO _______________________________________ :
None of these  9.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Walser, Nancy Elected
CC EE H

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).

Walser, Nancy 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,254.0  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,246.3  (14.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Walser, Nancy  2,180.9  (14.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,210.2  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,221.7  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Schuster, Luc  2,221.7  (14.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Lummis, Ben  1,931.2  (12.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Write-In 6  204.0  (1.3%) 
OOOO _______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lummis, Ben Defeated
BBB CC DDDD GGGGGGGG HHHHH IIIIIIIIIIII OOOOO

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 (Lummis, Ben) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,658.0  (17.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,382.6  (15.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Walser, Nancy  2,826.8  (18.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,280.2  (14.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,435.7  (15.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Schuster, Luc  2,451.7  (15.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
None of these  9.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Walser, Nancy Elected
B C DD HH

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).

Walser, Nancy 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,658.0  (17.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,439.6  (15.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBB
Walser, Nancy  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,327.2  (15.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,536.7  (16.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Schuster, Luc  2,567.7  (16.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOOO __________________________________ :
None of these  7.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
B CC

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).

Nolan, Patricia M. 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,508.9  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Walser, Nancy  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,410.1  (15.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,536.7  (16.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Schuster, Luc  2,567.7  (16.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
None of these  8.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Schuster, Luc Elected
CC

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).

Schuster, Luc 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,508.9  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Walser, Nancy  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,472.0  (16.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCC
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,536.7  (16.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
Schuster, Luc  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOOO __________________________________ :
None of these  4.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Elected
C

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).

Harding, Richard, Jr. 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,508.9  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Walser, Nancy  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,502.8  (16.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
Schuster, Luc  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOOO __________________________________ :
None of these  2.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. 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 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
--------------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Walser, Nancy  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Schuster, Luc  2,505.8  (16.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Write-In 6  435.0  (2.8%) 
OOOOOOOO ___________________________________________ :
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Harding, Richard, Jr.Elected 
Nolan, Patricia M.Elected 
Schuster, LucElected 
Walser, NancyElected 
Write-In 6Defeated 

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 (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, 97.2% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 80.7% 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 2005 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,470 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 78.5% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 11.2% 
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3rd 4.9% 
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4th 1.4% 
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5th 0.6% 
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6th 0.3% 
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7th 0.3%