DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
---------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  3,921.0  (23.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,860.0  (17.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,359.0  (14.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,102.0  (12.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Cronin, Fran Albin  1,832.0  (11.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,239.0  (7.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,125.0  (6.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
Holland, John J.  589.0  (3.5%) 
FFFFFFFF __________________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  493.0  (3.0%) 
GGGGGGG ___________________________ :
Write-In 1  71.0  (0.4%) 
K _________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
__________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
BBB DDD EEE F G HHHH JJJJJ

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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.

New colors:
Q
Write-In 2

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,860.0  (17.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,617.7  (15.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,372.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,058.7  (12.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,622.4  (9.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,396.3  (8.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________ :
Holland, John J.  663.3  (4.0%) 
FFFFFFFFF ________________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  552.7  (3.3%) 
GGGGGGGG _________________________ :
Write-In 1  76.8  (0.5%) 
K ________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
Write-In 2  0.5  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
_________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fantini, Alfred B. Elected
B D FF JJ

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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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,617.7  (15.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,372.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,135.6  (12.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,795.5  (10.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,486.8  (9.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________ :
Holland, John J.  774.9  (4.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  588.7  (3.5%) 
GGGGGGGG _________________________ :
Write-In 1  78.5  (0.5%) 
K ________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
Write-In 2  0.5  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
_________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Jr., Richard Elected
D F JJ

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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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,372.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,167.4  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,923.4  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,516.2  (9.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
Holland, John J.  796.8  (4.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  623.1  (3.8%) 
GGGGGGGGG ________________________ :
Write-In 1  80.4  (0.5%) 
KK _______________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
Write-In 2  0.5  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
_________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kelly, Kathleen 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).

Kelly, Kathleen 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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
---------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,167.9  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,923.8  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,516.9  (9.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________ :
Holland, John J.  797.0  (4.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  623.4  (3.8%) 
GGGGGGGGG _________________________ :
Write-In 1  80.4  (0.5%) 
KK ________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
__________________________________ :
Write-In 2  0.5  (0.0%) 
__________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
__________________________________
   
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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.8  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,167.9  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,923.8  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,516.9  (9.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
Holland, John J.  797.0  (4.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  623.4  (3.8%) 
GGGGGGGGG ________________________ :
Write-In 1  80.4  (0.5%) 
K ________________________________ :
Write-In 6  1.0  (0.0%) 
_________________________________ :
None of these  1.0   
_________________________________
   
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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,370.8  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,167.9  (13.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,923.8  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,516.9  (9.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________ :
Holland, John J.  797.0  (4.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  623.4  (3.8%) 
GGGGGGGGG ________________________ :
Write-In 1  80.4  (0.5%) 
KK _______________________________ :
None of these  2.0   
_________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-In 1 Defeated
Q

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,374.2  (14.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,372.6  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,372.9  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,370.3  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,174.9  (13.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  1,928.2  (11.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,518.8  (9.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________ :
Holland, John J.  799.0  (4.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Kadete, Elechi M.  625.2  (3.8%) 
GGGGGGGGG ________________________ :
None of these  57.0   
_________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kadete, Elechi M. Defeated
B C D F I JJ Q

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Cambridge, MA 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,412.0  (14.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,415.4  (14.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,425.3  (14.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,386.3  (14.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,281.6  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _ :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,087.8  (12.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,596.8  (9.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________ :
Holland, John J.  857.8  (5.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFF _____________________ :
None of these  130.0   
QQ _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Holland, John J. Defeated
BBB CC DD II JJ QQ

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,484.9  (15.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.7  (15.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,465.4  (15.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,418.3  (14.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,429.5  (14.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,213.7  (13.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,765.5  (10.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
None of these  266.0   
QQQQ ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cronin, Fran Albin 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).

Cronin, Fran Albin 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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
--------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,484.9  (15.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,549.7  (15.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,465.4  (15.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,418.3  (14.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,332.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,245.4  (13.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _ :
Gerber, Joyce C.  1,830.9  (11.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________ :
None of these  266.0   
QQQ ______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gerber, Joyce C. Defeated
BBB CCC E HHH IIIIII JJJJJJJJJJ QQ

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,945.8  (18.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,713.0  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,532.8  (15.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,606.1  (16.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,476.9  (15.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,913.4  (18.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJ
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQQ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nolan, Patricia M. Elected
B E 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).

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,713.0  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,628.3  (16.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,688.1  (16.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,547.2  (15.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,913.4  (18.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJJ
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQ ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Osborne, Mervan F. Elected
B 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).

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 14    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,713.0  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,711.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,748.7  (17.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,618.8  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJ
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQ ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kelly, Kathleen M. 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).

Kelly, Kathleen 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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,713.0  (16.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,711.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,669.6  (16.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJ
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQ ___________________________
   
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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
-------------------------------- 14.3%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,711.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEE
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,684.5  (16.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBB
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJ
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQQ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Harding, Jr., Richard 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).

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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 ballots cast.

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


Round 17    
-------------------------------------- 16.7%
Nolan, Patricia M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Fantini, Alfred B.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Harding, Jr., Richard  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Kelly, Kathleen M.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Cronin, Fran Albin  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Osborne, Mervan F.  2,698.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
None of these  405.0   
QQQQQQ ________________________________
   
Results  
Cronin, Fran AlbinElected 
Fantini, Alfred B.Elected 
Harding, Jr., RichardElected 
Kelly, Kathleen M.Elected 
Nolan, Patricia M.Elected 
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 (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, 97.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 86.3% 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 2013 School Committee Election
6 candidates will be elected with 16,593 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 75.9% 
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2nd 14.3% 
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3rd 5.0% 
XXX
4th 2.6% 
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5th 1.0% 
6th 0.5% 
7th 0.3% 
8th 0.2% 
9th 0.1%