DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,270  (37.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  6,285  (23.1%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,172  (11.7%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  2,515  (9.2%)   
Mike DeNunzio  Chart color  1,335  (4.9%)   
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,235  (4.5%)   
Tony Gantner  Chart color  1,195  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang  Chart color  952  (3.5%)   
Mark Quessey  Chart color  204  (0.8%)   
Write-in  Chart color  35  (0.1%)  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: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,274  (37.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  6,285  (23.1%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,174  (11.7%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  2,515  (9.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio  Chart color  1,335  (4.9%)   
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,236  (4.5%)   
Tony Gantner  Chart color  1,196  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang  Chart color  952  (3.5%)   
Mark Quessey  Chart color  204  (0.8%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,307  (38.0%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  6,309  (23.2%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,203  (11.8%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  2,520  (9.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio  Chart color  1,356  (5.0%)   
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,257  (4.6%)   
Tony Gantner  Chart color  1,205  (4.4%)   
Wilma Pang  Chart color  984  (3.6%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,512  (38.9%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  6,400  (23.7%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,341  (12.4%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  2,779  (10.3%)   
Mike DeNunzio  Chart color  1,386  (5.1%)   
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,365  (5.1%)   
Tony Gantner  Chart color  1,235  (4.6%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,800  (40.2%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  6,655  (24.8%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,572  (13.3%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  2,886  (10.7%)   
Mike DeNunzio  Chart color  1,466  (5.5%)  Defeated
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,471  (5.5%)   
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  10,919  (41.3%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  7,113  (26.9%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  3,715  (14.1%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  3,027  (11.5%)   
Lynn Jefferson  Chart color  1,650  (6.2%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  11,146  (42.8%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  7,423  (28.5%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  4,227  (16.2%)   
Claudine Cheng  Chart color  3,223  (12.4%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 8

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  12,348  (49.1%)   
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  8,175  (32.5%)   
Denise McCarthy  Chart color  4,633  (18.4%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 ballots cast.


Round 9

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
David Chiu  Chart color  13,582  (59.4%)  Elected
Joseph Alioto, Jr.  Chart color  9,293  (40.6%)  Defeated
Pie chart

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

In the end, 45.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 34.1% 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: Board of Supervisors, District 3 - San Francisco, 2008

1 candidate will be elected with 30,086 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    75.2% 
2nd    17.0% 
3rd    7.9% 
Pie chart