DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 1 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,270  (37.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 6,285  (23.1%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,172  (11.7%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 2,515  (9.2%)   
Mike DeNunzio 
 
 1,335  (4.9%)   
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,235  (4.5%)   
Tony Gantner 
 
 1,195  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang 
 
 952  (3.5%)   
Mark Quessey 
 
 204  (0.8%)   
Write-in 
 
 35  (0.1%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Write-in) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,274  (37.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 6,285  (23.1%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,174  (11.7%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 2,515  (9.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio 
 
 1,335  (4.9%)   
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,236  (4.5%)   
Tony Gantner 
 
 1,196  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang 
 
 952  (3.5%)   
Mark Quessey 
 
 204  (0.8%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Mark Quessey) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,307  (38.0%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 6,309  (23.2%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,203  (11.8%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 2,520  (9.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio 
 
 1,356  (5.0%)   
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,257  (4.6%)   
Tony Gantner 
 
 1,205  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang 
 
 984  (3.6%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Wilma Pang) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,512  (38.9%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 6,400  (23.7%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,341  (12.4%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 2,779  (10.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio 
 
 1,386  (5.1%)   
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,365  (5.1%)   
Tony Gantner 
 
 1,235  (4.6%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Tony Gantner) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,800  (40.2%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 6,655  (24.8%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,572  (13.3%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 2,886  (10.7%)   
Mike DeNunzio 
 
 1,466  (5.5%)  Defeated
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,471  (5.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Mike DeNunzio) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 10,919  (41.3%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 7,113  (26.9%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 3,715  (14.1%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 3,027  (11.5%)   
Lynn Jefferson 
 
 1,650  (6.2%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Lynn Jefferson) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 11,146  (42.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 7,423  (28.5%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 4,227  (16.2%)   
Claudine Cheng 
 
 3,223  (12.4%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Claudine Cheng) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 12,348  (49.1%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 8,175  (32.5%)   
Denise McCarthy 
 
 4,633  (18.4%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Denise McCarthy) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
David Chiu 
 
 13,582  (59.4%)  Elected
Joseph Alioto, Jr. 
 
 9,293  (40.6%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

David Chiu has enough votes to guarantee victory (50%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 49.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 37.8% if only the first-round votes were used.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 27,198 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidate.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winner
1st 
 
75.2%   
2nd 
 
17.0%   
3rd 
 
7.9%   
  pies need GD