DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
--------------------------------------------- 50%
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)   465  (32.6%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______________ :
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)   373  (26.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________________ :
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)   231  (16.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________________ :
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)   181  (12.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC __________________________________ :
Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)   142  (10.0%) 
DDDDDDDDD ____________________________________ :
Margie Akin, Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist (Peace and Freedom)   34  (2.4%) 
FF ___________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Margie Akin, Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist (Peace and Freedom) Defeated
A 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 (50% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Margie Akin, Archaeologist/Medical Anthropologist (Peace and Freedom)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
G
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
--------------------------------------------- 50%
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)   468  (33.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________________ :
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)   373  (26.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________________ :
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)   232  (16.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________________ :
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)   181  (12.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)   164  (11.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD __________________________________ :
None of these   
G ____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green) Defeated
AAAA B C EEEE G

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 (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Forrest Hill, Financial Advisor (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
-------------------------------------------- 50%
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)   530  (37.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA __________ :
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)   386  (27.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________ :
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)   302  (21.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________________ :
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)   188  (13.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________________ :
None of these  20   
G ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent) Defeated
AAAAAAAA BB E

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 (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Glenn McMillon, Jr., Small Business Owner (American Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
--------------------------------------------- 50%
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)   671  (48.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA __ :
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)   414  (29.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________ :
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)   314  (22.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________________ :
None of these  27   
GG ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAA BBBBBB G

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 (50% of counted votes).

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Gail Lightfoot, Retired Nurse (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
-------------------------------------------- 50%
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic)   869  (63.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAAAAA
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican)   509  (36.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
None of these  48   
GGG _________________________________________
   
Results  
Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic) Elected 
Bruce Mc Pherson, Appointed Secretary of State (Republican) 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 (50% of counted votes).

Debra Bowen, State Senator (Democratic) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 60.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 32.6% if only the first-round votes were used.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: California Secretary of State
1 candidate will be elected with 1,426 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 candidate.

Rank Fraction of votes for winner
1st 53.5% 
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2nd 35.2% 
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3rd 6.0% 
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4th 4.1% 
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5th 1.2% 
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