DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  8,756  (41.7%)   
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  4,807  (22.9%)   
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  2,463  (11.7%)   
Daniel Swafford  Chart color  2,348  (11.2%)   
Clinton Killian  Chart color  1,138  (5.4%)   
Ralph Kanz  Chart color  883  (4.2%)   
Jason Gillen  Chart color  530  (2.5%)   
Write-In  Chart color  69  (0.3%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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 (Write-In) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  8,758  (41.8%)   
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  4,809  (23.0%)   
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  2,466  (11.8%)   
Daniel Swafford  Chart color  2,351  (11.2%)   
Clinton Killian  Chart color  1,143  (5.5%)   
Ralph Kanz  Chart color  885  (4.2%)   
Jason Gillen  Chart color  531  (2.5%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Jason Gillen) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  8,835  (42.4%)   
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  4,878  (23.4%)   
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  2,552  (12.2%)   
Daniel Swafford  Chart color  2,444  (11.7%)   
Clinton Killian  Chart color  1,203  (5.8%)   
Ralph Kanz  Chart color  936  (4.5%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Ralph Kanz) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  9,001  (43.4%)   
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  5,062  (24.4%)   
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  2,652  (12.8%)   
Daniel Swafford  Chart color  2,741  (13.2%)   
Clinton Killian  Chart color  1,273  (6.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Clinton Killian) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  9,249  (45.3%)   
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  5,286  (25.9%)   
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  3,017  (14.8%)   
Daniel Swafford  Chart color  2,886  (14.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (50%), so the last-place candidate (Daniel Swafford) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Libby Schaaf  Chart color  10,439  (53.1%)  Elected
Jill Broadhurst  Chart color  5,828  (29.6%)  Defeated
Melanie Shelby  Chart color  3,404  (17.3%)  Defeated
Pie chart

Libby Schaaf has enough votes to guarantee victory (50%) and is declared a winner.

In the end, 43.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 36.7% if only the first-round votes were used.

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
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Member, City Council, District 4 - Oakland, 2010

1 candidate will be elected with 23,884 ballots cast.


Ballot Depth

This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidate.

Rank Fraction of votes for winner
1st    83.8% 
2nd    11.8% 
3rd    4.4% 
Pie chart