DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,270  (37.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,285  (23.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,172  (11.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,515  (9.2%) 
HHHHHHHHH ________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,335  (4.9%) 
EEEEE ____________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,235  (4.5%) 
CCCCC ____________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,195  (4.4%) 
FFFF _____________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  952  (3.5%) 
IIII _____________________________________________ :
Mark Quessey  204  (0.8%) 
J ________________________________________________ :
Write-in  35  (0.1%) 
_________________________________________________ :
None of these  2,888   
MMMMMMMMMM _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Write-in 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 (50% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
-------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,274  (37.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,285  (23.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,174  (11.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,515  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHH _________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,335  (4.9%) 
EEEEE _____________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,236  (4.5%) 
CCCC ______________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,196  (4.4%) 
FFFF ______________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  952  (3.5%) 
III _______________________________________________ :
Mark Quessey  204  (0.8%) 
J _________________________________________________ :
None of these  2,915   
MMMMMMMMMMM _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark Quessey Defeated
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 (50% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
-------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,307  (38.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,309  (23.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,203  (11.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBB ______________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,520  (9.3%) 
HHHHHHHHH _________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,356  (5.0%) 
EEEEE _____________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,257  (4.6%) 
CCCCC _____________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,205  (4.4%) 
FFFF ______________________________________________ :
Wilma Pang  984  (3.6%) 
III _______________________________________________ :
None of these  2,945   
MMMMMMMMMMM _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Wilma Pang Defeated
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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
-------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,512  (38.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,400  (23.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,341  (12.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBB ______________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,779  (10.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHH ________________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,386  (5.1%) 
EEEEE _____________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,365  (5.1%) 
CCCCC _____________________________________________ :
Tony Gantner  1,235  (4.6%) 
FFFFF _____________________________________________ :
None of these  3,068   
MMMMMMMMMMM _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tony Gantner Defeated
B D G M

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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,800  (40.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  6,655  (24.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,572  (13.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  2,886  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _______________________________________ :
Mike DeNunzio  1,466  (5.5%) 
EEEEE ____________________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,471  (5.5%) 
CCCCC ____________________________________________ :
None of these  3,236   
MMMMMMMMMMMM _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike DeNunzio Defeated
B C D MM

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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  10,919  (41.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  7,113  (26.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______________________ :
Denise McCarthy  3,715  (14.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  3,027  (11.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________________ :
Lynn Jefferson  1,650  (6.2%) 
CCCCCC ___________________________________________ :
None of these  3,662   
MMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lynn Jefferson Defeated
BB D G H M

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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
----------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  11,146  (42.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  7,423  (28.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________ :
Denise McCarthy  4,227  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Claudine Cheng  3,223  (12.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________ :
None of these  4,067   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Claudine Cheng Defeated
BB DDD GGGG MMM

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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
---------------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  12,348  (49.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  8,175  (32.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________ :
Denise McCarthy  4,633  (18.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________________ :
None of these  4,930   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Denise McCarthy Defeated
DDDD GGGGG MMMMMMMM

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 (50% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
----------------------------------------- 50%
David Chiu  13,582  (59.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGG
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  9,293  (40.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _______ :
None of these  7,211   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________
   
Results  
Joseph Alioto, Jr.Defeated 
David ChiuElected 

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 (50% of counted votes).

David Chiu has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 45.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 34.1% if only the first-round votes were used.

The Ballot Depth section shows 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 30,086 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 candidate.

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