DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (25.0%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
  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.
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 3.0  (37.5%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (12.5%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 3.0  (37.5%)  Elected
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (20.8%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (20.8%)  Elected
Kevin Jeffries, Independent Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)   
Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Roxana Folescu, Educator (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Laurel Nicholson, Small Business Owner (Democratic)  
 
 0.3  (4.2%)  Defeated
Kevin Jeffries, Independent Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)   
Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
  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 (Laurel Nicholson, Small Business Owner (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.5  (18.8%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Kevin Jeffries, Independent Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)  Defeated
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (6.9%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)   
Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (9.0%)   
  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 Jeffries, Independent Businessman (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.5  (18.8%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.1  (13.9%)   
Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (8.3%)  Defeated
Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (9.0%)   
  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 (Todd Spitzer, Assemblymember, 71st District (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.5  (18.8%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (22.2%)   
Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 0.7  (9.0%)  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 (Martin Garrick, Small Business Owner (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.9  (23.6%)  Elected
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (20.8%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (22.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (20.8%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.3%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (16.7%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.8  (22.2%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.7  (20.8%)  Elected
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.3%)   
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.5  (18.9%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.3%)  Elected
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (19.7%)   
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Andrew Favor, Certified Public Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Irene "Charlie" LaChance, Community Organization Chairperson (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Mimi Walters, Assemblywoman, 73rd District (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Roxana Folescu, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 1.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Charles DeVore, Assemblyman/Military Officer (Republican)  
 
 1.6  (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 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 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 around Oceanside (District 10)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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 
 
65.0%   
2nd 
 
12.1%   
3rd 
 
7.3%   
4th 
 
9.4%   
6th 
 
6.1%   
  pies need GD