DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 24.0  (55.8%)  Elected
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 9.0  (20.9%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 4.0  (9.3%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
  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.
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom) 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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 9.0  (20.9%)  Elected
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.0  (14.0%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (9.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.2  (14.4%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 3.6  (8.4%)   
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small Businessman (Republican)  
 
 0.4  (0.9%)  Defeated
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican)  
 
 0.6  (1.4%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (9.3%)   
  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 (Tom Berryhill, Farmer/Small 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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.2  (14.4%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 3.8  (8.9%)   
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (Republican)  
 
 0.8  (1.9%)  Defeated
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (9.3%)   
  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 (Greg Aghazarian, Assemblymember (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.2  (14.4%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 4.6  (10.8%)   
Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)  Defeated
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 4.0  (9.3%)   
  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 (Cathleen Galgiani, Higher Education Consultant (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.2  (14.4%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 4.6  (10.8%)   
Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (2.3%)  Defeated
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (11.6%)   
  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 (Kenneth Goeken, Special Education Teacher (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 6.2  (14.4%)   
Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (Libertarian)  
 
 3.0  (7.0%)  Defeated
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 4.6  (10.8%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 6.0  (14.0%)   
  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 (Michael Dell'Orto, Businessman (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)  Elected
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 9.2  (21.4%)   
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 4.6  (10.8%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 6.0  (14.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom) 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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)   
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)   
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 9.2  (21.4%)  Elected
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 4.6  (10.8%)   
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 6.0  (14.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
John Crockford, Retired Law Officer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 16.0  (37.2%)  Elected
Gerard "Gerry" Machado, Businessman/School Trustee (Republican)  
 
 7.2  (16.7%)  Elected
Jonathan Zwickel, Insurance Agent (Libertarian)  
 
 8.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Mike Villines, Member California Assembly (Republican)  
 
 5.2  (12.2%)  Elected
Benjamin Avila, Educator (Democratic)  
 
 6.0  (14.0%)  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 the San Joaquin valley (District 14)
5 candidates will be elected with 43 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 
 
70.2%   
2nd 
 
21.4%   
3rd 
 
6.5%   
4th 
 
1.9%   
  pies need GD