DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
-------------------- 16.7%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   5.0  (45.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian) Elected
BBBBBBB DDDDDDD FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

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.
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (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
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)
 
L
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)
 
L
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
-------------------- 16.7%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   0.6  (5.8%) 
BBBBBBB _____________ :
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)   0.6  (5.8%) 
DDDDDDD _____________ :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.9  (17.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican) Elected
DD

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).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
-------------------- 16.7%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (18.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   0.6  (5.8%) 
BBBBBBB _____________ :
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)   0.8  (7.3%) 
DDDDDDDDD ___________ :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.9  (17.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican) Elected
BB

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).

Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   0.8  (7.3%) 
BBBBBBBBB ___________ :
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)   0.8  (7.3%) 
DDDDDDDDD ___________ :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.9  (17.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (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 (16.7% of counted votes).

Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   0.8  (7.7%) 
BBBBBBBBB ___________ :
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)   0.8  (7.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDD __________ :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican) Defeated
BBBBBBB GG

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 (Cristina Martin, Personal Financial Representative (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic)   1.0  (9.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.2  (10.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG _______ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.5  (13.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ferial Masry, Public School Teacher (Democratic) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBB

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 (Ferial Masry, Public School 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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)   1.2  (10.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG _______ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.5  (22.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic) Defeated
HH LLLLLLLLLLL

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 (Lloyd Levine, Member California State Assembly (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
L
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
------------------ 16.7%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (18.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   1.8  (18.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.5  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBB
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (18.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
None of these  1.0   
LLLLLLLLLLL _______
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican) Elected
JJJJJJ

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).

Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (18.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKK
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.3  (23.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJJJJJJ
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (18.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FF
None of these  1.0   
LLLLLLLLLLL _______
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican) Elected
HHHH

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).

Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (18.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.3  (23.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.8  (18.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
None of these  1.0   
LLLLLLLLLLL ________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican) Elected
FFFF

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).

Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   1.8  (18.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   2.2  (21.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFF
None of these  1.0   
LLLLLLLLLLL ________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican) Elected
KK

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).

Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
---------------------- 20%
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (Libertarian)   2.0  (20.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   2.0  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  1.0   
LLLLLLLLLLL ___________
   
Results  
Sam Blakeslee, State Assemblyman (Republican) Elected 
Audra Strickland, Member of the State Assembly (Republican) Elected 
Rick Montaine, Systems Analyst (Republican) Elected 
Tony Dolz, National Security Analyst (Republican) Elected 
Conrad Frankowski, Human Resources Executive (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 (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, 90.9% 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 Santa Barbara/SLO (District 4)
5 candidates will be elected with 11 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 56.7% 
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2nd 26.3% 
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3rd 1.3% 
X
4th 5.8% 
XXXXXX
5th 0.2% 
6th 6.3% 
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