DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 1 Legend  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)  
 
 465  (32.6%)   
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)  
 
 373  (26.2%)   
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)  
 
 231  (16.2%)   
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)  
 
 181  (12.7%)   
Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)  
 
 142  (10.0%)   
Margie Akin, Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 34  (2.4%)  Defeated
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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Margie Akin, Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist (Peace and Freedom)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)  
 
 468  (33.0%)   
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)  
 
 373  (26.3%)   
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)  
 
 232  (16.4%)   
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)  
 
 181  (12.8%)   
Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)  
 
 164  (11.6%)  Defeated
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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 (50%), so the last-place candidate (Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)  
 
 530  (37.7%)   
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)  
 
 386  (27.5%)   
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)  
 
 302  (21.5%)   
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)  
 
 188  (13.4%)  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 (50%), so the last-place candidate (Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)  
 
 671  (48.0%)   
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)  
 
 414  (29.6%)   
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)  
 
 314  (22.4%)  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 (50%), so the last-place candidate (Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)  
 
 869  (63.1%)  Elected
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)  
 
 509  (36.9%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory (50%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 60.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 32.6% if only the first-round votes were used.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 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 candidate.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winner
1st 
 
53.5%   
2nd 
 
35.2%   
3rd 
 
6.0%   
4th 
 
4.1%   
5th 
 
1.2%   
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