DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 43.0  (15.2%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 33.0  (11.7%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 26.0  (9.2%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (7.1%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.7%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.7%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.7%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (6.7%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 18.0  (6.4%)   
Darrell Steinberg, Mental Health Commissioner (Democratic)  
 
 18.0  (6.4%)   
Ellen Corbett, College Professor/Attorney (Democratic)  
 
 18.0  (6.4%)   
Lou Filipovich, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 18.0  (6.4%)   
C.T. Weber, Retired Government Analyst (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 12.0  (4.3%)  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 (C.T. Weber, Retired Government Analyst (Peace and Freedom)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 43.0  (15.5%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 39.0  (14.1%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 26.0  (9.4%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (7.2%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 18.0  (6.5%)   
Darrell Steinberg, Mental Health Commissioner (Democratic)  
 
 18.0  (6.5%)   
Ellen Corbett, College Professor/Attorney (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Lou Filipovich, Businessman (Republican)  
 
 18.0  (6.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 5.0  (1.8%)   
  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 (Lou Filipovich, Businessman (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 43.0  (15.5%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 39.0  (14.1%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 43.0  (15.5%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (7.2%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 20.0  (7.2%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 18.0  (6.5%)   
Darrell Steinberg, Mental Health Commissioner (Democratic)  
 
 18.0  (6.5%)  Defeated
Ellen Corbett, College Professor/Attorney (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (6.9%)   
None of these 
 
 5.0  (1.8%)   
  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 (Darrell Steinberg, Mental Health Commissioner (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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Round 4 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 43.0  (16.5%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 39.0  (14.9%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 43.0  (16.5%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (7.7%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.3%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 20.0  (7.7%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.3%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (7.3%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 20.0  (7.7%)   
Ellen Corbett, College Professor/Attorney (Democratic)  
 
 19.0  (7.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 21.0  (8.0%)   
  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 (Ellen Corbett, College Professor/Attorney (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 44.0  (17.9%)  Elected
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 40.0  (16.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 43.0  (17.5%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 21.0  (8.5%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.7%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 20.0  (8.1%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.7%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (8.1%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 20.0  (8.1%)   
None of these 
 
 36.0  (14.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Alana Garberoglio, 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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (16.7%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 40.0  (16.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 43.0  (17.5%)  Elected
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 21.0  (8.5%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.7  (8.0%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 20.1  (8.2%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.7%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (8.1%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 22.3  (9.0%)   
None of these 
 
 36.0  (14.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (16.7%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 40.0  (16.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (17.1%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 21.0  (8.5%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 19.7  (8.0%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 20.3  (8.3%)   
Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)  
 
 19.0  (7.7%)  Defeated
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 20.0  (8.1%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 23.0  (9.4%)   
None of these 
 
 36.0  (14.6%)   
  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 (Paul Green, Jr., Retired Program Manager (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (16.7%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 40.0  (16.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (17.1%)   
Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)  
 
 21.0  (8.5%)  Defeated
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 22.7  (9.2%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 33.3  (13.5%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 22.0  (8.9%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 24.0  (9.8%)   
None of these 
 
 36.0  (14.6%)   
  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 (Paul Singh, Agriculturist (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (18.1%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 40.0  (17.7%)  Elected
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (18.6%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 22.7  (10.0%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 33.3  (14.7%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 22.0  (9.7%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 25.0  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 56.0  (24.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Robert Vizzard, Physician (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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (18.1%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 39.0  (17.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (18.6%)   
Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)  
 
 22.7  (10.0%)  Defeated
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 33.3  (14.7%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 23.0  (10.2%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 25.0  (11.1%)   
None of these 
 
 56.0  (24.8%)   
  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 (Lawrence Wiesner, Accountant/Educator/Parent (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.0  (18.1%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 39.0  (17.3%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (18.6%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 38.3  (16.9%)   
Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)  
 
 23.0  (10.2%)  Defeated
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 42.7  (18.9%)   
None of these 
 
 56.0  (24.8%)   
  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 (Leland Yee, Assemblymember/Child Psychologist (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 42.0  (20.3%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 41.0  (19.8%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (20.3%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 39.3  (19.0%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 42.7  (20.6%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 75.0  (36.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Tony Munroe, Handyman (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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 42.0  (20.3%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 41.0  (19.8%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 42.0  (20.3%)  Elected
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 40.6  (19.6%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 75.0  (36.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 42.0  (20.3%)  Elected
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 41.0  (19.8%)   
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 41.2  (19.9%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 75.0  (36.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Alana Garberoglio, 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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 15 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 41.6  (20.1%)  Elected
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 41.2  (19.9%)   
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 75.0  (36.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Robert Vizzard, Physician (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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 ballots cast.

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


Round 16 Legend  
Alana Garberoglio, Accountant (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Robert Vizzard, Physician (Green)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Michael Skipakevich, Marketing Manager (Republican)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Samuel Aanestad, Senator/Oral Surgeon (Republican)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Tony Munroe, Handyman (Libertarian)  
 
 41.4  (20.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 75.0  (36.2%)   
  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, 73.4% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 50% 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: Senators from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 282 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 
 
65.7%   
2nd 
 
22.1%   
3rd 
 
6.2%   
4th 
 
4.2%   
6th 
 
1.0%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
  pies need GD