DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
----------------- 16.7%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   164.0  (52.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   123.0  (39.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   8.0  (2.6%) 
HH _______________ :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.0  (2.3%) 
GG _______________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   5.0  (1.6%) 
L ________________ :
Maribel Vega, Educator (Democratic)   2.0  (0.6%) 
C ________________ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   1.0  (0.3%) 
I ________________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   1.0  (0.3%) 
K ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic) Elected
AAA C D HHHHHHHHHHHHH J KKKKKK LLLLLLLLLLLLL

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.
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (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:
M
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)
 
M
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)
 
M
Elliott Barkan, Professor/Writer (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   123.0  (39.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   46.6  (15.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.7  (2.5%) 
GGG _______________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   43.6  (14.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____ :
Maribel Vega, Educator (Democratic)   2.7  (0.9%) 
C _________________ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   2.4  (0.8%) 
I _________________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   19.2  (6.2%) 
KKKKKK ____________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   9.1  (2.9%) 
AAA _______________ :
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)   1.4  (0.5%) 
D _________________ :
Elliott Barkan, Professor/Writer (Democratic)   3.5  (1.1%) 
JJ ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican) Elected
C D II K

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).

Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (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 Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   113.0  (36.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   46.6  (15.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.7  (2.5%) 
GG ________________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   43.6  (14.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ___ :
Maribel Vega, Educator (Democratic)   3.7  (1.2%) 
C _________________ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   7.4  (2.4%) 
II ________________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   20.2  (6.5%) 
KKKKKKK ___________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   9.1  (2.9%) 
AAAA ______________ :
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)   4.4  (1.4%) 
D _________________ :
Elliott Barkan, Professor/Writer (Democratic)   3.5  (1.1%) 
J _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Elliott Barkan, Professor/Writer (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 (Elliott Barkan, Professor/Writer (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   113.0  (36.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   48.0  (15.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.7  (2.5%) 
GGG ______________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   43.6  (14.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __ :
Maribel Vega, Educator (Democratic)   3.7  (1.2%) 
C ________________ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   7.4  (2.4%) 
III ______________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   20.2  (6.5%) 
KKKKKKK __________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   10.5  (3.4%) 
AAA ______________ :
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)   5.1  (1.6%) 
D ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maribel Vega, Educator (Democratic) Defeated
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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).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   114.0  (36.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   50.7  (16.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.7  (2.5%) 
GG ________________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   43.6  (14.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   7.4  (2.4%) 
II ________________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   20.2  (6.5%) 
KKKKKKK ___________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   10.5  (3.4%) 
AAA _______________ :
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)   5.1  (1.6%) 
DD ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican) Defeated
A 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).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Jean Fuller, School Superintendent/Businesswoman (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   115.0  (37.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   50.7  (16.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
David Silva, Writer (Green)   7.7  (2.5%) 
GGG ______________ :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   43.6  (14.0%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   9.4  (3.0%) 
III ______________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   20.2  (6.5%) 
KKKKKKK __________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   12.6  (4.1%) 
AAAA _____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
David Silva, Writer (Green) Defeated
AA L

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 (David Silva, Writer (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
M
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   115.0  (37.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   50.7  (16.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   44.3  (14.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLL ___ :
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)   9.4  (3.0%) 
III ______________ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   20.2  (6.5%) 
KKKKKKK __________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   17.6  (5.7%) 
AAAAAA ___________ :
None of these  2.0   
_________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican) Defeated
BB K

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 (Sharon Runner, Member of the State Assembly (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   51.8  (16.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   121.0  (39.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   51.4  (16.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   44.3  (14.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   22.9  (7.4%) 
KKKKKKKK __________ :
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)   17.6  (5.7%) 
AAAAAA ____________ :
None of these  2.0   
__________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic) Defeated
E HHHH 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 (Nicole Parra, Member of the Assembly 30th District (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   53.9  (17.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   121.0  (39.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   61.4  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   47.1  (15.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   23.6  (7.7%) 
KKKKKKKK __________ :
None of these  4.0   
M _________________
   
Results    
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (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).

Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
--------------------- 20%
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic)   53.9  (17.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican)   121.0  (39.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic)   61.4  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (Libertarian)   47.1  (15.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____ :
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican)   23.6  (7.7%) 
KKKKKKKK _____________ :
None of these  4.0   
MM ___________________
   
Results  
Danny Gilmore, Retired Highway Patrolman (Republican) Elected 
Desmond Farrelly, Information Systems Manager (Democratic) Elected 
Robert Bynum, School Board Trustee (Democratic) Elected 
Anthony Adams, Legislative Director/Businessman (Republican) Elected 
Jill Stone, Business Owner/ Mother (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, 98.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 98.7% 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 Central California (District 13)
5 candidates will be elected with 311 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 61.5% 
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2nd 32.0% 
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3rd 3.3% 
XXX
4th 1.2% 
XX
5th 1.7% 
X
6th 0.2%