DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
------------------ 16.7%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   4.00  (50.0%) 
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Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   2.00  (25.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAA _____ :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.00  (12.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHH _____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican) Elected
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH IIIIIIIIIIII

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.
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project 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.

New colors:
K
Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   2.00  (25.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____ :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.78  (34.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic)   0.89  (11.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIII ______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican) Elected
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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 Silva, Orange County Supervisor (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:
K
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)
 
K
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____ :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   2.78  (34.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   0.33  (4.2%) 
DDDD ______________ :
Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic)   0.89  (11.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican)   0.33  (4.2%) 
JJJJ ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican) Elected
DDDDDDDDD JJJJJJJJJJ

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).

Van Tran, California 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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____ :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.06  (13.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic)   0.89  (11.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIII ______ :
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican)   1.06  (13.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic) Defeated
DDDDDDDDDDDD

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 (Jose Solorio, City Councilmember, City of Santa Ana (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.00  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____ :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.94  (24.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDDDDDD
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican)   1.06  (13.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican) Elected
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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).

Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.61  (20.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican)   1.06  (13.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ryan Williams, College Student (Republican) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBB 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).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   2.06  (25.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBB
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.67  (20.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.61  (20.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican) Elected
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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).

Michael Jackson, Satellite Project 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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.67  (20.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.61  (20.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.79  (22.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHHHH
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.33  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican) Elected
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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).

Van Tran, California 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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
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Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.67  (20.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.61  (20.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.52  (19.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (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).

Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBB
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.61  (20.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAA
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.59  (19.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic) Elected
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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).

Betty Karnette, California 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
---------------------- 20%
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic)   1.60  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican)   1.60  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
   
Results  
Betty Karnette, California State Assemblymember (Democratic) Elected 
Michael Jackson, Satellite Project Manager (Republican) Elected 
Margherita Underhill, Attorney/Businessowner/Mother (Republican) Elected 
Jim Silva, Orange County Supervisor (Republican) Elected 
Van Tran, California State Assemblyman (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 the Long Beach area (District 9)
5 candidates will be elected with 8 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 65.0% 
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2nd 11.8% 
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3rd 11.1% 
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5th 4.5% 
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