Supervisor: Greg Connor <>
Announced end of poll: Monday 2006-01-23 00:00 UTC
Actual time poll closed: Mon Jan 23 12:51:22 2006
Private poll (42 authorized voters)
Actual votes cast: 34
Number of winning choices:
Condorcet completion rule:    (What is this?)
Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD
CIVS Ranked Pairs
MAM
Condorcet-IRV

Poll description

Choose five individuals to serve as the SPF Council for 2006, per the council election procedures.

Note: The "none of those remaining" option gives a voter the opportunity to express disapproval for any candidates. If there is anyone you would not want to see on the council, rank the "none of those remaining" option higher than those you would like to see excluded. If you vote for this choice, it means that you would rather see the elections re-run from scratch than to see the candidates you ranked below the "none" option on the council.

This is a totally optional choice and your vote will have much the same effect whether you choose it or not. The only outcome where it makes a difference is if the "none of those remaining" choice ranks in the top 5, which means that there were four or fewer candidates found "acceptable" by the majority of voters. If you don't see any candidates you want to specifically exclude, and block from serving, -or- if you don't want to see a second round of nomination and election in any case, don't choose the "none" option.

Result

1. Julian Mehnle  (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
2. William Leibzon  loses to Julian Mehnle by 25–5
3. Stuart Gathman  loses to Julian Mehnle by 22–5, loses to William Leibzon by 16–12
4. Mark Kramer  loses to Julian Mehnle by 26–2, loses to Stuart Gathman by 18–9
5. Mark Shewmaker  loses to Julian Mehnle by 26–3, loses to Mark Kramer by 11–10
6. Terry Fielder  loses to Julian Mehnle by 31–2, loses to Mark Shewmaker by 16–9
7. Alex van den Bogaerdt  loses to Julian Mehnle by 27–2, loses to Terry Fielder by 12–11
8. Tied:
Meng Weng Wong  loses to Julian Mehnle by 27–2, loses to Alex van den Bogaerdt by 22–5
None of those remaining, prefer to hold new elections  loses to Julian Mehnle by 31–0, loses to Alex van den Bogaerdt by 25–2

For simplicity, some details of the poll result are not shown.  

Result details

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1. Julian Mehnle   -25 22 26 26 31 27 27 31
2. William Leibzon   5 -16 17 19 23 23 24 30
3. Stuart Gathman   5 12 -18 18 20 20 25 29
4. Mark Kramer   2 7 9 -11 17 17 22 26
5. Mark Shewmaker   3 8 9 10 -16 17 24 29
6. Terry Fielder   2 4 6 7 9 -12 21 25
7. Alex van den Bogaerdt   2 7 7 9 10 11 -22 25
8. Meng Weng Wong   2 5 4 4 4 5 5 -12
9. None of those remaining, prefer to hold new elections   0 1 0 1 0 1 2 12 -

Ballot report

 Terry Fielder Stuart Gathman Mark Kramer William Leibzon Julian Mehnle Mark Shewmaker Alex van den Bogaerdt Meng Weng Wong None of those remaining, prefer to hold new elections
1. 8 4 No opinion 3 1 8 1 2 9
2. 9 9 4 4 1 8 9 3 9
3. 4 3 4 6 1 2 5 6 9
4. 3 3 3 2 1 4 6 6 5
5. 3 1 2 3 1 2 1 9 9
6. 7 2 5 3 4 7 1 9 8
7. 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 9 9
8. 5 5 5 5 1 5 5 8 9
9. 5 6 3 2 1 7 4 No opinion No opinion
10. 9 3 9 9 1 2 9 9 4
11. 2 1 2 2 1 3 3 9 8
12. 3 2 4 2 1 2 3 9 5
13. 5 5 3 2 1 5 4 5 9
14. 3 1 2 2 1 2 3 No opinion No opinion
15. 6 3 7 2 1 4 5 9 8
16. 4 6 3 2 1 5 7 8 9
17. 4 2 6 3 1 5 4 5 9
18. 4 5 6 2 1 7 3 No opinion No opinion
19. No opinion No opinion No opinion 1 1 No opinion No opinion 9 9
20. 1 3 4 1 2 1 3 4 9
21. 3 3 2 1 2 2 3 9 9
22. 9 3 9 3 2 9 9 1 9
23. 8 5 4 7 2 3 6 1 9
24. 5 3 4 2 1 6 7 9 8
25. 9 2 9 4 3 5 1 9 9
26. 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 9 4
27. 3 1 1 4 2 1 5 2 9
28. 4 3 1 2 6 4 8 6 9
29. 3 3 2 2 1 5 4 7 6
30. 5 1 4 6 2 3 7 9 8
31. 3 5 6 4 1 2 7 9 8
32. 9 1 1 1 1 1 9 9 9
33. 3 4 7 1 2 7 5 9 8
34. 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 9 9

Ballots are shown in a randomly generated order.

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The following matrix shows the strength of the strongest beatpath connecting each pair of choices. Choice 1 is ranked above choice 2 if there is a stronger beatpath leading from 1 to 2 than any leading from 2 to 1.

  1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.
1. Julian Mehnle   -25–5 22–5 26–2 26–3 31–2 27–2 27–2 31–0
2. William Leibzon   . -16–12 17–7 19–8 23–4 23–7 24–5 30–1
3. Stuart Gathman   . . -18–9 18–9 20–6 20–7 25–4 29–0
4. Mark Kramer   . . . -11–10 17–7 17–9 22–4 26–1
5. Mark Shewmaker   . . . . -16–9 17–10 24–4 29–0
6. Terry Fielder   . . . . . -12–11 21–5 25–1
7. Alex van den Bogaerdt   . . . . . . -22–5 25–2
8. Meng Weng Wong   . . . . . . . -.
9. None of those remaining, prefer to hold new elections   . . . . . . . . -