DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   8.0  (57.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   3.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   1.0  (7.1%) 
BBBBBBB _________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian) Elected
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB DDDDDD

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.
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (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.

New colors:
L
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   3.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   5.7  (40.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)   0.9  (6.7%) 
DDDDDD __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic) Elected
EE JJ

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 Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic) 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:
L
Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   5.7  (40.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)   0.9  (6.7%) 
DDDDDDD _________ :
Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas (Democratic)   0.3  (2.4%) 
JJ ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican) Elected
FFFF IIIIIIIIII KKKKKKKKK

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).

Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (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.

New colors:
L
Lawrence Hileman, Senior Software Engineer (Republican)
 
L
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)
 
L
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)   0.9  (6.7%) 
DDDDDDD _________ :
Lawrence Hileman, Senior Software Engineer (Republican)   0.7  (4.8%) 
FFFF ____________ :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   1.4  (9.7%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas (Democratic)   0.3  (2.4%) 
JJ ______________ :
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)   1.4  (9.7%) 
KKKKKKKKK _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas (Democratic) Defeated
HH

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 (Anna Caballero, Mayor of Salinas (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)   0.9  (6.7%) 
DDDDDD __________ :
Lawrence Hileman, Senior Software Engineer (Republican)   0.7  (4.8%) 
FFFFF ___________ :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   1.4  (9.7%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)   1.4  (9.7%) 
KKKKKKKKK _______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lawrence Hileman, Senior Software Engineer (Republican) Defeated
KKKKK

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 (Lawrence Hileman, Senior Software Engineer (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)   0.9  (6.7%) 
DDDDDDD _________ :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   1.4  (9.7%) 
IIIIIIIII _______ :
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)   2.0  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican) Defeated
IIIIII

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 (Mark Patrosso, Hospital Construction Manager (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   2.3  (16.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)   2.0  (14.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican) Defeated
IIIIIIIIIIIIII

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 (Ignacio Velazquez, Business Owner (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.3  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   4.3  (31.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIII
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican) Elected
GGGGGGGGGGG

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).

Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (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 San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   3.9  (27.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGG
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.3  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian) Elected
BBBBBBB

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).

Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (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 San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   3.4  (24.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBB
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican) Elected
EEEE

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).

Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (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 San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
---------------- 16.7%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.7  (19.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.9  (20.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic) Elected
H

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).

Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic) 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 San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
-------------------- 20%
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian)   2.8  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.8  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic)   2.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (Republican)   2.8  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
   
Results  
Ken Nishimura, Electrical Engineer (Republican) Elected 
Jim Beall, Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (Democratic) Elected 
Lionel Silva, Information Technology Manager (Libertarian) Elected 
John Laird, State Assemblymember (Democratic) Elected 
Colin Morrison, Councilmember/Business Manager (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, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 100% 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 San Jose/Monterey (District 3)
5 candidates will be elected with 14 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 56.3% 
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2nd 19.3% 
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3rd 9.7% 
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4th 2.5% 
XXX
5th 7.9% 
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6th 3.3% 
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