DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   10.0  (33.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (23.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (23.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOOOOOOOOOO
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.0  (6.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.0  (3.3%) 
CCCCC ______________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.0  (3.3%) 
HHHHH ______________________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.0  (3.3%) 
KKKKK ______________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   1.0  (3.3%) 
NNNNNN _____________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green) Elected
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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.
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (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:
P
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (23.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (23.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOOOOOOOOO
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.0  (6.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJ _________________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.0  (3.3%) 
CCCCC _______________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.0  (3.3%) 
HHHHH _______________________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.0  (3.3%) 
KKKKKK ______________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   1.0  (3.3%) 
NNNNNN ______________________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom) Elected
AA FF HHHH NNN

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.
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (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:
P
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   7.0  (23.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.0  (6.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJ _________________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.0  (3.3%) 
CCCCCC ______________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   1.7  (5.6%) 
HHHHHHHHH ___________________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.0  (3.3%) 
KKKKK _______________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   1.7  (5.6%) 
NNNNNNNNN ___________________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.3  (17.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)   0.3  (1.1%) 
FF __________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom) Elected
DD FFF H JJ KK N

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 Lopez, Printer (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:
P
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (7.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.0  (3.3%) 
CCCCC _______________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.0  (6.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH _________________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.3  (4.3%) 
KKKKKKK _____________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   2.0  (6.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN _________________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.3  (17.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)   0.3  (1.0%) 
D ___________________________ :
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)   0.9  (3.0%) 
FFFFF _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic) Elected
CC

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 Harrington, Labor Council President (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (7.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.3  (4.4%) 
CCCCCCCC ____________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.0  (6.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH _________________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.3  (4.3%) 
KKKKKKK _____________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   2.0  (6.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNN __________________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)   0.3  (1.0%) 
DD __________________________ :
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)   0.9  (3.0%) 
FFFFF _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican) 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 (Ted Gaines, County Supervisor/Businessowner (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (7.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.3  (4.4%) 
CCCCCCC ____________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.2  (7.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.3  (4.3%) 
KKKKKKK ____________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   2.0  (6.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN ________________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)   0.9  (3.0%) 
FFFFF ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian) Defeated
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 (Michael Murphy, Author (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :O
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (7.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.3  (4.4%) 
CCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.2  (7.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _______________ :
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)   1.3  (4.3%) 
KKKKKKK ____________________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   2.9  (9.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___________ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican) Defeated
HH 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 (William Chan, Research Chemist (Republican)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (16.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.3  (7.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)   1.3  (4.4%) 
CCCCCCCC ____________________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.5  (8.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   3.9  (12.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic) Defeated
JJ PPPPPP

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 (Robert Haswell, Technical Writer (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
P
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
--------------------------- 16.7%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (17.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (17.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (17.2%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.6  (9.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________ :
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican)   2.5  (8.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   3.9  (13.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ______ :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (17.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
None of these  1.0   
PPPPP ______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Roger Niello, Assemblyman/Business Owner (Republican) Defeated
II NNNNNNN PPPPPP

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 (Roger Niello, Assemblyman/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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (17.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.3  (18.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :III
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.0  (17.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :O
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)   2.6  (9.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ____________ :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.1  (18.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NN
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (17.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
None of these  2.0   
PPPPPPPPPPP _______________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic) Defeated
II OOOOOOO PPPPPP

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 (Dave Jones, Assemblymember (Democratic)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.0  (18.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.6  (20.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   6.3  (23.5%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOOOOOOO
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.1  (18.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNN
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (18.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
None of these  3.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom) Elected
EEEEE

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).

Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
------------------------- 16.7%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.9  (22.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.6  (20.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOO
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.1  (18.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNN
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.0  (18.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAA
None of these  3.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green) Elected
AAA

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).

Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Assembly members from Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 13    
------------------------- 16.7%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.4  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEE
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.6  (20.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOOO
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.1  (18.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNN
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.5  (20.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
None of these  3.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom) Elected
N

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 Lopez, Printer (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.4  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIII
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :OOOOO
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.3  (19.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNN
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.5  (20.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAA
None of these  3.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic) Elected
N

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 Harrington, Labor Council President (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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 ballots cast.

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


Round 15    
------------------------------ 20%
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green)   5.4  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom)   5.4  (20.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian)   5.4  (20.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic)   5.4  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
None of these  3.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ______________
   
Results  
Michael Harrington, Labor Council President (Democratic) Elected 
Gerald Fritts, Retired Social Worker (Green) Elected 
Michael Lopez, Printer (Peace and Freedom) Elected 
Janice Bonser, Lawn Artist (Libertarian) Elected 
Albert Troyer, Union Contract Negotiator (Peace and Freedom) 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% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 90% 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 Sacramento and north Sierras (District 16)
5 candidates will be elected with 30 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 62.0% 
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2nd 4.0% 
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3rd 5.1% 
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4th 21.2% 
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5th 2.4% 
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8th 1.7% 
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9th 3.6% 
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