DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,996.0  (18.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,125.0  (13.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,111.0  (13.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,065.0  (13.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  1,850.0  (11.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,769.0  (11.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,489.0  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  434.0  (2.7%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Holland, John J.  387.0  (2.4%) 
EEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Forster, Bill  329.0  (2.1%) 
BBBBBB ___________________________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  293.0  (1.8%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________ :
Write-In 1  42.0  (0.3%) 
L ________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  13.0  (0.1%) 
_________________________________________ :
Write-In 5  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
B C DDD E FFF G H I JJ K

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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.
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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,272.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,188.1  (13.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,188.7  (13.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,095.5  (13.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,012.5  (12.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,909.0  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,558.4  (9.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  466.6  (2.9%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Holland, John J.  452.6  (2.8%) 
EEEEEEEEE ________________________________ :
Forster, Bill  376.6  (2.4%) 
BBBBBBB __________________________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  326.4  (2.1%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________ :
Write-In 1  43.7  (0.3%) 
L ________________________________________ :
Write-In 2  13.0  (0.1%) 
_________________________________________ :
Write-In 5  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 5 Defeated

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

New colors:
R
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,272.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,188.1  (13.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,188.7  (13.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,095.5  (13.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,012.5  (12.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,909.0  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,558.4  (9.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  466.6  (2.9%) 
CCCCCCCC ________________________________ :
Holland, John J.  452.6  (2.8%) 
EEEEEEEE ________________________________ :
Forster, Bill  376.6  (2.4%) 
BBBBBBB _________________________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  326.4  (2.1%) 
IIIIII __________________________________ :
Write-In 1  43.7  (0.3%) 
L _______________________________________ :
Write-In 2  13.0  (0.1%) 
________________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 2 Defeated
B R

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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,272.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,188.1  (13.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,188.7  (13.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,095.5  (13.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,012.5  (12.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,909.0  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,558.4  (9.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  466.6  (2.9%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Holland, John J.  452.6  (2.8%) 
EEEEEEEE _________________________________ :
Forster, Bill  377.6  (2.4%) 
BBBBBBB __________________________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  327.4  (2.1%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________ :
Write-In 1  43.7  (0.3%) 
L ________________________________________ :
None of these  12.0   
_________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
R

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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,273.8  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,190.1  (13.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,190.5  (13.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,097.5  (13.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,014.5  (12.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,911.0  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,558.4  (9.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  466.6  (2.9%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Holland, John J.  453.6  (2.9%) 
EEEEEEEEE ________________________________ :
Forster, Bill  378.6  (2.4%) 
BBBBBBB __________________________________ :
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis  328.4  (2.1%) 
IIIIII ___________________________________ :
None of these  41.0   
_________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Stead, Sr., Charles Lewis Defeated
A B C D F H R

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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,293.3  (14.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,201.9  (13.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,218.1  (14.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,135.6  (13.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,092.4  (13.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,937.2  (12.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ______ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,590.0  (10.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  479.8  (3.0%) 
CCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
Holland, John J.  462.4  (2.9%) 
EEEEEEEEE _______________________________ :
Forster, Bill  401.3  (2.5%) 
BBBBBBB _________________________________ :
None of these  92.0   
RR ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Forster, Bill Defeated
A CC D E F G J 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).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,314.1  (14.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,236.4  (14.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,243.0  (14.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,176.7  (13.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,118.2  (13.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
McGovern, Marc C.  1,975.9  (12.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,611.4  (10.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  600.0  (3.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC ______________________________ :
Holland, John J.  498.4  (3.2%) 
EEEEEEEEE ________________________________ :
None of these  130.0   
RR _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Holland, John J. Defeated
AA C D FF G H J RR

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 (Holland, John J.) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
----------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,384.6  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,287.5  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,274.3  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,240.1  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,153.0  (13.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,045.3  (13.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,659.6  (10.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  652.6  (4.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC ______________________________ :
None of these  207.0   
RRRR _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
J

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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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,384.6  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,274.3  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,251.0  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,157.4  (13.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,056.3  (13.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,669.8  (10.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  661.2  (4.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC _____________________________ :
None of these  207.0   
RRRR ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected
D

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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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,384.6  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Turkel, Alice L.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,251.0  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,161.1  (13.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,066.9  (13.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,682.5  (10.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  666.1  (4.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCC ____________________________ :
None of these  207.0   
RRRR ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Osborne, Mervan F. 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).

Osborne, Mervan F. 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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,384.6  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Turkel, Alice L.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,242.4  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,161.1  (13.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,067.6  (13.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,688.4  (10.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  668.0  (4.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCC ____________________________ :
None of these  207.0   
RRRR ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gerber, Joyce C. Defeated
A DD F G HH JJJ K R

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,436.0  (15.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,274.3  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Turkel, Alice L.  2,259.0  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,364.4  (15.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,275.0  (14.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
McGovern, Marc C.  2,166.8  (13.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Tauber, Nancy  1,833.5  (11.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______ :
None of these  295.0   
RRRRR ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Jr., Richard Elected

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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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,436.0  (15.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,274.3  (14.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Turkel, Alice L.  2,259.0  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,364.4  (15.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,229.9  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,195.0  (14.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Tauber, Nancy  1,850.4  (11.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______ :
None of these  295.0   
RRRRR ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tauber, Nancy Defeated
AAA D FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF GGG HHH KKKKK RRRR

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,588.4  (16.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,454.8  (16.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGG
Turkel, Alice L.  2,514.8  (16.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKK
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,491.0  (16.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,277.3  (14.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
McGovern, Marc C.  3,057.7  (19.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRR _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
McGovern, Marc C. Elected
D GGG HH KKKK

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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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,588.4  (16.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,583.3  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Turkel, Alice L.  2,724.6  (17.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKKK
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,584.0  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,339.7  (15.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DD
McGovern, Marc C.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRR _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Turkel, Alice L. Elected
DDD

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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,588.4  (16.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,583.3  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Turkel, Alice L.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKK
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,584.0  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,500.3  (16.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
McGovern, Marc C.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRR _______________________________
   
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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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Round 17    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,583.3  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGG
Turkel, Alice L.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKK
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,584.0  (16.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,524.7  (16.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
McGovern, Marc C.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRR _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Osborne, Mervan F. 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).

Osborne, Mervan F. 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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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


Round 18    
---------------------------------------- 14.3%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,583.3  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Turkel, Alice L.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKK
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,544.7  (16.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDD
McGovern, Marc C.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRR _______________________________
   
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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 ballots cast.

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


Round 19    
---------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Turkel, Alice L.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
McGovern, Marc C.  2,564.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  520.0   
RRRRRRRRRR ____________________________________
   
Results  
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Harding, Jr., RichardElected 
McGovern, Marc C.Elected 
Nolan, Patricia M.Elected 
Osborne, Mervan F.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 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, 96.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 81.2% 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 2011 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 15,904 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 12.2% 
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3rd 3.9% 
XXX
4th 1.9% 
XX
5th 0.9% 
6th 0.5% 
X
7th 0.2% 
8th 0.1% 
9th 0.1% 
10th 0.1% 
11th 0.1%