DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   112.0  (63.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   25.0  (14.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIII __ :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   11.0  (6.2%) 
DDDDD _________ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   11.0  (6.2%) 
JJJJJ _________ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   7.0  (4.0%) 
HHH ___________ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   5.0  (2.8%) 
MMM ___________ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   4.0  (2.3%) 
BB ____________ :
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
______________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom) Elected
BB CCC DDDDD EEEE HHHH III JJJJJJJJJJJJJ L MMMMMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)
 
N
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   30.8  (17.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   20.2  (11.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   37.7  (21.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJ
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.7  (7.7%) 
HHHHHHH _______ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM _____ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.0  (5.1%) 
BBBB __________ :
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
A _____________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   1.8  (1.0%) 
L _____________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   6.7  (3.8%) 
CCCC __________ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEE __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian) Elected
CCCC

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   30.8  (17.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   20.2  (11.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.9  (7.9%) 
HHHHHHH _______ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM _____ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBBB _________ :
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
______________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   1.8  (1.0%) 
L _____________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   14.1  (7.9%) 
CCCCCCC _______ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEE __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green) Elected
D

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Jared Huffman, Environmental Attorney (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   20.5  (11.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.9  (7.9%) 
HHHHHHH _______ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM _____ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBBB _________ :
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
______________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   2.2  (1.2%) 
L _____________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   14.4  (8.1%) 
CCCCCCC _______ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEE __________ :
Jared Huffman, Environmental Attorney (Democratic)   0.3  (0.2%) 
______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jared Huffman, Environmental Attorney (Democratic) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Jared Huffman, Environmental Attorney (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   20.5  (11.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.9  (7.9%) 
HHHHHHH _______ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM _____ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBB __________ :
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)   1.0  (0.6%) 
A _____________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   2.5  (1.4%) 
L _____________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   14.4  (8.1%) 
CCCCCCC _______ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEE __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Patty Berg, Incumbent (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   21.5  (12.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.9  (7.9%) 
HHHHHHH ________ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM ______ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBBB __________ :
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)   2.5  (1.4%) 
L ______________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   14.4  (8.1%) 
CCCCCCC ________ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEEE __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic) Defeated
C

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Lois Wolk, Assemblywoman/Teacher (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
--------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   23.0  (13.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   13.9  (7.9%) 
HHHHHHH ________ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   18.3  (10.4%) 
MMMMMMMMM ______ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBBB __________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   15.4  (8.7%) 
CCCCCCCC _______ :
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)   8.3  (4.7%) 
EEEE ___________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican) Defeated
C HHH M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Doug La Malfa, State Assemblyman/Farmer (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
--------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   23.0  (13.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   18.9  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHH ______ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   19.2  (10.8%) 
MMMMMMMMM ______ :
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)   9.5  (5.4%) 
BBBBB __________ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   17.9  (10.1%) 
CCCCCCCC _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican) Defeated
CCC H M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Ray Tyrone, Small Businessman (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
--------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   23.0  (13.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD ____ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)   20.8  (11.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   22.1  (12.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMM _____ :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   22.6  (12.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican) Defeated
CCC DD MMMMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Michael Hartnett, Physician (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   27.2  (15.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   31.8  (18.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican) Elected
C

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
--------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   29.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII _ :
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)   28.8  (16.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   29.5  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   29.5  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   30.2  (17.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic) Defeated
FFFFFFF M NNNNN

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Melvin Smith, Businessman (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
N
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   44.7  (26.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFF
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   29.5  (17.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   30.5  (18.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   31.2  (18.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMM
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   30.2  (18.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
None of these  11.0   
NNNNNN _______
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom) Elected
CC I JJ M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   33.2  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   30.8  (18.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   32.9  (19.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   33.1  (19.9%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   36.0  (21.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
None of these  11.0   
NNNNNN ________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian) Elected
M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14    
------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   33.2  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   30.8  (18.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   35.6  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMM
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
None of these  11.0   
NNNNNN _______
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican) Elected
I

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 15    
-------------- 16.7%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   33.2  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   33.2  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   33.2  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
None of these  11.0   
NNNNNN ________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian) Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

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Round 16    
----------------- 20%
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom)   33.2  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green)   33.2  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican)   33.2  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian)   33.2  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
None of these  11.0   
NNNNN ____________
   
Results  
Thomas Reed, Small Business Owner (Libertarian) Elected 
Phil Dynan, Communications Consultant (Peace and Freedom) Elected 
Cat Woods, Community Volunteer (Green) Elected 
Richard Olmstead, Business Owner (Libertarian) Elected 
John Gould, Tax Consultant/Realtor (Republican) Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 93.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 93.8% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Northern California (District 1)
5 candidates will be elected with 177 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 44.3% 
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2nd 30.0% 
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3rd 11.7% 
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4th 9.0% 
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5th 1.3% 
XX
6th 0.8% 
X
7th 2.2% 
XX
8th 0.6% 
X