DemoChoice Web Poll: 1st Tompkins Moderator Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Andrew Hong AKA Hayden#2 
 
 1.0  (100.0%)  Elected
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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.
Andrew Hong AKA Hayden#2 has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 1st Tompkins Moderator Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Andrew Hong AKA Hayden#2 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
Guillaume Belgian AKA WeatherManScot 
 
 0.8  (75.0%)  Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Guillaume Belgian AKA WeatherManScot has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 1st Tompkins Moderator Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Andrew Hong AKA Hayden#2 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
Devon Ward AKA ChaoticMonkey13 
 
 0.5  (50.0%)  Elected
Guillaume Belgian AKA WeatherManScot 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Devon Ward AKA ChaoticMonkey13 has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 1st Tompkins Moderator Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Andrew Hong AKA Hayden#2 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Devon Ward AKA ChaoticMonkey13 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Ryan Yang AKA Equalyang 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Guillaume Belgian AKA WeatherManScot 
 
 0.3  (25.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 100% 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 4" 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.

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
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: 1st Tompkins Moderator Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1 ballot 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 candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
25.0%   
2nd 
 
25.0%   
3rd 
 
25.0%   
4th 
 
25.0%   
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