DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 10.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
  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.
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (23.3%)  Elected
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 7.0  (23.3%)  Elected
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 1.7  (5.6%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 1.7  (5.6%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.3  (17.8%)   
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 0.3  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Lopez, Printer (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (7.6%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (4.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.3  (17.8%)  Elected
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 0.3  (1.0%)   
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 0.9  (3.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (7.6%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (4.4%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (4.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)  
 
 0.3  (1.0%)  Defeated
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 0.9  (3.0%)   
  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 (Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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Round 6 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (7.6%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (4.4%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (7.5%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (4.3%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)  
 
 0.9  (3.0%)  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 (Michael Murphy, Author (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (7.6%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (4.4%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.2  (7.5%)   
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)  
 
 1.3  (4.3%)  Defeated
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 2.9  (9.5%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (William Chan, Research Chemist (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.3  (7.6%)   
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)  
 
 1.3  (4.4%)  Defeated
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.5  (8.4%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (12.9%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (17.2%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (17.2%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (17.2%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.6  (9.0%)   
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)  
 
 2.5  (8.7%)  Defeated
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 3.9  (13.3%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (17.2%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (3.4%)   
  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 (Roger Niello, Assemblyman/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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (17.9%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.3  (18.9%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.0  (17.9%)   
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)  
 
 2.6  (9.4%)  Defeated
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.1  (18.2%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (17.9%)   
None of these 
 
 2.0  (7.1%)   
  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 (Dave Jones, Assemblymember (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.0  (18.5%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.6  (20.6%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 6.3  (23.5%)  Elected
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.1  (18.9%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (18.5%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.9  (22.0%)  Elected
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.6  (20.6%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.1  (18.9%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.0  (18.5%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.6  (20.6%)  Elected
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.1  (18.9%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.5  (20.5%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Lopez, Printer (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)   
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.3  (19.5%)   
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.5  (20.5%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 15 Legend  
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)  
 
 5.4  (20.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  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, 90% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 90% 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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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 
 
62.0%   
2nd 
 
4.0%   
3rd 
 
5.1%   
4th 
 
21.2%   
5th 
 
2.4%   
8th 
 
1.7%   
9th 
 
3.6%   
  pies need GD