DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,596.0  (16.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,050.0  (12.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  1,989.0  (12.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,949.0  (12.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  1,884.0  (11.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Turkel, Alice L.  1,791.0  (11.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,743.0  (10.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________ :
Steinert, Jr., Alan  1,445.0  (9.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  393.0  (2.5%) 
FFFFFFFF ____________________________________ :
Write-In 1  130.0  (0.8%) 
JJJ _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (0.0%) 
____________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
BBB C D 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).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,281.7  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Tauber, Nancy  2,069.6  (13.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,021.0  (12.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,982.5  (12.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,054.7  (12.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____ :
Turkel, Alice L.  1,808.4  (11.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,762.6  (11.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Steinert, Jr., Alan  1,453.1  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  405.8  (2.5%) 
FFFFFFFF ____________________________________ :
Write-In 1  130.7  (0.8%) 
JJJ _________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  2.0  (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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,281.7  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Tauber, Nancy  2,070.6  (13.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,021.0  (12.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,983.5  (12.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,054.7  (12.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Turkel, Alice L.  1,808.4  (11.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,762.6  (11.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Steinert, Jr., Alan  1,453.1  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  405.8  (2.5%) 
FFFFFFF _____________________________________ :
Write-In 1  130.7  (0.8%) 
JJJ _________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
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 (Write-In 1) 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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
-------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,284.3  (14.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Tauber, Nancy  2,079.6  (13.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,029.0  (12.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,995.5  (12.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,064.9  (13.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Turkel, Alice L.  1,820.4  (11.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,775.6  (11.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Steinert, Jr., Alan  1,456.1  (9.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  407.8  (2.6%) 
FFFFFFF _____________________________________ :
None of these  59.0   
P ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis Defeated
CCC E G H 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 (Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,293.6  (14.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Tauber, Nancy  2,109.3  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,165.0  (13.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,031.3  (12.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,102.4  (13.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Turkel, Alice L.  1,851.9  (11.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  1,793.1  (11.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Steinert, Jr., Alan  1,506.3  (9.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
None of these  119.0   
PP _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steinert, Jr., Alan Defeated
A BB CCC DDDD EEEE HHHHHH IIIII PPPPPP

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,310.8  (14.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AA
Tauber, Nancy  2,414.2  (15.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,312.5  (14.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,221.4  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,200.1  (14.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,113.7  (13.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,000.4  (12.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____ :
None of these  399.0   
PPPPPPPP ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tauber, Nancy Elected
D E 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).

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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,310.8  (14.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Tauber, Nancy  2,224.7  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,312.5  (14.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
McGovern, Marc C.  2,263.9  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,213.7  (14.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,188.8  (14.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _ :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,058.6  (13.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
None of these  399.0   
PPPPPPP ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Jr., Richard 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).

Harding, Jr., Richard 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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,310.8  (14.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Tauber, Nancy  2,224.7  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,224.7  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,263.9  (14.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,228.5  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,237.1  (14.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,083.3  (13.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
None of these  399.0   
PPPPPPPP ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Defeated
AA BB CCC DDDDDDDDD HHHHHHHHHHHH IIIIII PPPPP

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 (Nolan, Patricia M.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,447.0  (16.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,856.2  (18.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHHHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,380.2  (15.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,757.9  (18.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,323.5  (15.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Turkel, Alice L.  2,531.1  (16.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIII
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tauber, Nancy Elected
A B C IIII

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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,495.7  (16.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,418.9  (15.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,757.9  (18.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,366.8  (15.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Turkel, Alice L.  2,707.3  (17.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIII
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Elected
A BB 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).

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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.5  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,516.0  (16.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,424.6  (15.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Turkel, Alice L.  2,707.3  (17.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIII
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected
BB 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).

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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.5  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,603.4  (17.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,495.1  (16.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Turkel, Alice L.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIII
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Jr., Richard Elected
B

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, Jr., Richard 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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
------------------------------------------ 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.5  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAA
Tauber, Nancy  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
McGovern, Marc C.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDD
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,549.2  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Turkel, Alice L.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIII
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP _____________________________
   
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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
------------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Tauber, Nancy  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Grassi, Joseph G.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,549.3  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  676.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPP ____________________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Grassi, Joseph G.Elected 
Harding, Jr., RichardElected 
McGovern, Marc C.Elected 
Tauber, NancyElected 
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 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, 95.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 76.8% 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 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 Nov 13, 2009 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,972 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 78.3% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 13.9% 
XXXXXXXXXX
3rd 5.0% 
XXXX
4th 1.6% 
X
5th 0.6% 
6th 0.3% 
7th 0.1% 
X
8th 0.1%