DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,277.0  (16.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,017.0  (14.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Schuster, Luc  1,680.0  (12.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,672.0  (12.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,629.0  (11.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,562.0  (11.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,246.0  (9.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,024.0  (7.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
Write-In 1  468.0  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAA _________________________________ :
Malner, Stefan  133.0  (1.0%) 
FFF _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  1.0  (0.0%) 
____________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Elected
C D HHH II J

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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.
McGovern, Marc C. 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.

New colors:
P
Write-In 6

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,017.0  (14.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Schuster, Luc  1,743.5  (12.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,789.3  (13.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,651.4  (12.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,605.5  (11.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,286.6  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,047.5  (7.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
Write-In 1  468.3  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAA __________________________________ :
Malner, Stefan  140.3  (1.0%) 
FFF __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  1.0  (0.0%) 
_____________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  0.2  (0.0%) 
_____________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
C J

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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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Schuster, Luc  1,745.9  (12.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,794.7  (13.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,690.0  (12.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,611.4  (11.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,289.2  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,050.2  (7.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
Write-In 1  468.4  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAA _________________________________ :
Malner, Stefan  141.3  (1.0%) 
FFFF ________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  1.0  (0.0%) 
____________________________________________ :
Write-In 6  0.2  (0.0%) 
____________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 6 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 6) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
--------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Schuster, Luc  1,745.9  (12.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,794.7  (13.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,690.2  (12.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,611.4  (11.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,289.2  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,050.2  (7.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________ :
Write-In 1  468.4  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAA __________________________________ :
Malner, Stefan  141.3  (1.0%) 
FFF __________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,958.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Schuster, Luc  1,745.9  (12.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,794.7  (13.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,691.2  (12.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,611.4  (11.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,289.2  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,050.2  (7.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
Write-In 1  468.4  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAA _________________________________ :
Malner, Stefan  141.3  (1.0%) 
FFF _________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Malner, Stefan Defeated
C H I J P

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

New colors:
P
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,959.9  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,959.8  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Schuster, Luc  1,761.7  (12.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,817.8  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,698.4  (12.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,621.8  (11.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,317.4  (9.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,081.0  (7.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
Write-In 1  469.4  (3.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAA ___________________________________ :
None of these  22.0   
P ____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
PPPPPPPPPP

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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  1,961.9  (14.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GG
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,960.8  (14.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Schuster, Luc  1,762.7  (13.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,820.9  (13.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,699.4  (12.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,623.8  (12.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,320.6  (10.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Lemily Wiggins, Gail  1,083.0  (8.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________ :
None of these  476.0   
PPPPPPPPPPP ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lemily Wiggins, Gail Defeated
B CC DD G HHHH IIII JJJJJJJJJJ PPP

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 (Lemily Wiggins, Gail) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,001.8  (15.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GG
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,975.6  (15.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Schuster, Luc  1,930.7  (14.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,995.8  (15.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,786.6  (13.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,689.6  (12.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,718.8  (13.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____ :
None of these  610.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
JJ

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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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,001.8  (15.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,975.6  (15.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Schuster, Luc  1,930.7  (14.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,871.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,809.3  (13.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,715.4  (13.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,795.0  (13.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
None of these  610.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Schuster, Luc Elected
D

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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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,001.8  (15.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  1,975.6  (15.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Schuster, Luc  1,871.3  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,871.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,820.8  (13.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _ :
Harding, Richard, Jr.  1,733.8  (13.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,824.3  (13.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
None of these  610.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Richard, Jr. Defeated
BB CCCCCCCCCCCCC GGGG HH II JJJJJJJ PPPPPPPPP

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 (Harding, Richard, Jr.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,149.4  (16.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,072.0  (16.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Schuster, Luc  1,938.5  (15.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,984.0  (15.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,406.2  (18.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Tauber, Nancy  2,152.9  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJ
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP __________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grassi, Joseph G. Elected
BBB HH I

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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,149.4  (16.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,240.3  (17.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBB
Schuster, Luc  1,983.6  (15.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,059.7  (16.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Tauber, Nancy  2,152.9  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ___________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
H II

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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,149.4  (16.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Schuster, Luc  2,043.0  (16.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,123.4  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Tauber, Nancy  2,152.9  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ___________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tauber, Nancy Elected
I

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).

Tauber, 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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,149.4  (16.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Schuster, Luc  2,078.7  (16.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,123.4  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Tauber, Nancy  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJ
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ___________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Elected
I

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The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

McGovern, Marc C. 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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Schuster, Luc  2,111.0  (16.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIII
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,123.4  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHHH
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Tauber, Nancy  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJ
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP __________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. 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).

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 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 ballots cast.

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


Round 16    
------------------------------------------------- 16.7%
McGovern, Marc C.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Schuster, Luc  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Tauber, Nancy  2,117.2  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
None of these  1,006.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP __________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
McGovern, Marc C.Elected 
Nolan, Patricia M.Elected 
Schuster, LucElected 
Tauber, NancyElected 

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, 92.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 79.1% 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.


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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2007 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 13,709 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 79.9% 
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2nd 11.6% 
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3rd 4.8% 
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4th 1.9% 
XX
5th 1.0% 
X
6th 0.4% 
7th 0.2% 
8th 0.1%