DemoChoice Web Poll: California Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican)  
 
 364  (34.6%)   
Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General (Democratic)  
 
 243  (23.1%)   
Marian Smithson, City Treasurer/CPA (Libertarian)  
 
 161  (15.3%)   
E. Noonan, Computer Technician (American Independent)  
 
 141  (13.4%)   
Mehul Thakker, Investment Advisor (Green)  
 
 103  (9.8%)   
Gerald Sanders (Peace and Freedom)  
 
 40  (3.8%)  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 (Gerald Sanders (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 Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican)  
 
 364  (34.9%)   
Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General (Democratic)  
 
 243  (23.3%)   
Marian Smithson, City Treasurer/CPA (Libertarian)  
 
 164  (15.7%)   
E. Noonan, Computer Technician (American Independent)  
 
 141  (13.5%)   
Mehul Thakker, Investment Advisor (Green)  
 
 132  (12.6%)  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 (Mehul Thakker, Investment Advisor (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican)  
 
 370  (36.5%)   
Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General (Democratic)  
 
 283  (27.9%)   
Marian Smithson, City Treasurer/CPA (Libertarian)  
 
 213  (21.0%)   
E. Noonan, Computer Technician (American Independent)  
 
 147  (14.5%)  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 (E. Noonan, Computer Technician (American Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican)  
 
 463  (46.3%)   
Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General (Democratic)  
 
 306  (30.6%)   
Marian Smithson, City Treasurer/CPA (Libertarian)  
 
 232  (23.2%)  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 (Marian Smithson, City Treasurer/CPA (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: California Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican)  
 
 599  (61.1%)  Elected
Bill Lockyer, California Attorney General (Democratic)  
 
 381  (38.9%)  Defeated
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Claude Parrish, Member, State Board of Equalization (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory (50%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 56.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 34.6% 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 Treasurer
1 candidate will be elected with 1,052 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 
 
60.8%   
2nd 
 
33.2%   
3rd 
 
3.5%   
4th 
 
1.8%   
5th 
 
0.7%   
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