DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  20.0  (71.4%)  Elected
Dylan  Chart color  3.0  (10.7%)   
Vinny  Chart color  2.0  (7.1%)   
Alex  Chart color  1.0  (3.6%)   
Joe  Chart color  1.0  (3.6%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  1.0  (3.6%)   
Pie chart

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Leon has enough votes to guarantee victory (33.3%) 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: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  12.0  (42.9%)   
Dylan  Chart color  3.0  (10.7%)   
Vinny  Chart color  5.0  (17.9%)   
Alex  Chart color  1.0  (3.6%)  Defeated
Joe  Chart color  4.0  (14.3%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  3.0  (10.7%)   
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No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Alex) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  12.0  (42.9%)   
Dylan  Chart color  4.0  (14.3%)   
Vinny  Chart color  5.0  (17.9%)   
Joe  Chart color  4.0  (14.3%)   
Giorgi  Chart color  3.0  (10.7%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Giorgi) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  12.0  (42.9%)   
Dylan  Chart color  6.0  (21.4%)   
Vinny  Chart color  6.0  (21.4%)   
Joe  Chart color  4.0  (14.3%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Joe) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  13.0  (48.1%)   
Dylan  Chart color  7.0  (25.9%)  Defeated
Vinny  Chart color  7.0  (25.9%)   
None of these  Chart color  1.0  (3.7%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Dylan) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  13.0  (54.2%)  Equalized
Vinny  Chart color  11.0  (45.8%)   
None of these  Chart color  4.0  (16.7%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Leon  Chart color  13.0  (54.2%)  Elected
Vinny  Chart color  11.0  (45.8%)  Elected
None of these  Chart color  4.0  (16.7%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

In the end, 85.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 82.1% 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 2" 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: AComm (Please vote to NOT be AComm)

2 candidates will be elected with 28 ballots cast.


Ballot Depth

This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st    62.5% 
2nd    12.5% 
3rd    8.3% 
4th    8.3% 
5th    8.3% 
Pie chart