DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  5.0  (41.7%)  Elected
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.0  (8.3%)   
Pie chart

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  3.2  (26.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  3.8  (31.7%)  Elected
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.0  (8.3%)   
Pie chart

Geof Gibson, Engineer (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.3  (19.0%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  3.2  (26.7%)  Elected
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.8  (14.6%)   
George Plescia, California State Assemblyman, 75th District (Republican)   Chart color  0.5  (3.9%)   
Chris Larkin, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.3  (2.4%)   
Pie chart

Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.3  (19.0%)  Elected
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.8  (14.6%)   
George Plescia, California State Assemblyman, 75th District (Republican)   Chart color  0.5  (3.9%)   
Chris Larkin, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.8  (6.9%)   
Mary Salas, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.7  (5.5%)   
Pie chart

Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.8  (14.6%)   
George Plescia, California State Assemblyman, 75th District (Republican)   Chart color  0.5  (3.9%)   
Chris Larkin, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.8  (6.9%)   
Maxine Sherard, Retired University Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  0.3  (2.4%)  Defeated
Mary Salas, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.7  (5.5%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Maxine Sherard, Retired University Professor (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  1.8  (14.6%)   
George Plescia, California State Assemblyman, 75th District (Republican)   Chart color  0.5  (3.9%)  Defeated
Chris Larkin, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.8  (6.9%)   
Mary Salas, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.9  (7.8%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (George Plescia, California State Assemblyman, 75th 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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.2  (18.6%)   
Chris Larkin, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.8  (6.9%)  Defeated
Mary Salas, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  0.9  (7.8%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Chris Larkin, 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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 8

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.2  (18.6%)   
Mary Salas, Small Business Owner (Democratic)   Chart color  1.8  (14.7%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Mary Salas, 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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 9

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  3.2  (26.9%)  Elected
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.5  (21.2%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.2  (18.6%)   
Pie chart

Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 10

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.0  (16.7%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.5  (21.2%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.8  (23.5%)  Elected
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.2  (18.6%)   
Pie chart

Geof Gibson, Engineer (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 11

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.2  (18.4%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.5  (21.2%)  Elected
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.4  (20.4%)   
Pie chart

Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 12

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.4  (19.6%)   
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)   
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.4  (20.4%)  Elected
Pie chart

Shirley Horton, State Legislator (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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 ballots cast.


Round 13

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Edward Teyssier, Hi-Tech Entrepreneur/Attorney (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Lori Saldana, Assemblymember/College Professor (Democratic)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Rich Belitz, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Geof Gibson, Engineer (Libertarian)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Shirley Horton, State Legislator (Republican)   Chart color  2.4  (20.0%)  Elected
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, 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 near San Diego (District 11)

5 candidates will be elected with 12 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    70.4% 
2nd    12.2% 
3rd    3.3% 
4th    9.1% 
5th    4.5% 
7th    0.4% 
Pie chart