DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 8.0  (44.4%)  Elected
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
  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.
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.9  (21.4%)  Elected
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)  
 
 0.7  (4.0%)   
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 1.4  (7.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)   
Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)  
 
 0.7  (4.0%)  Defeated
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Barron Yanaga, University Professor/Attorney (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.7  (9.5%)   
Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (5.6%)  Defeated
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Samantha Allen-Newman, (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.7  (9.5%)   
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)  
 
 1.7  (9.5%)  Defeated
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Steve Myers, Computer Engineer (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (11.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 4.7  (26.2%)  Elected
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 2.7  (15.1%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (12.7%)  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Kevin De Leon, Teacher Representative (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 4.6  (25.4%)  Elected
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 3.4  (19.0%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 4.0  (22.2%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.0  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.1  (17.1%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 3.5  (19.5%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 4.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (21.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.5  (19.3%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 3.5  (19.5%)   
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.8  (21.2%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.5  (19.3%)   
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 3.7  (20.7%)  Elected
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Ricardo Costa, Motion Picture Projectionist (Green)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Peggy Christensen, Educator (Libertarian)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Richard Alarcon, Senator (Democratic)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Michael Agbaba, Environmental Safety Consultant (Republican)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Lyn Shaw, Human Services Administrator (Democratic)  
 
 3.6  (20.0%)  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 88.9% 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 5" 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: Assembly members from Santa Clarita (District 5)
5 candidates will be elected with 18 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 candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
63.2%   
2nd 
 
14.1%   
3rd 
 
14.2%   
4th 
 
0.4%   
8th 
 
3.3%   
9th 
 
4.0%   
13th 
 
0.7%   
  pies need GD