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Voting Results Overview
SVLUG after-meeting dinner location, July 2004 poll

8 votes were tallied.
Choice Abbrev Description
#1 R05-IHOP-SC IHOP, 4200 Great America Pkwy at Mission College near US101, Santa Clara
#2 R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS Denny's, 442 W Caleveras at Abel near I-880, Milpitas (free WiFi)
#3 R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT Denny's, 2077 N First St at Brokaw near US101, San Jose
#4 R04-BENNIGANS Bennigan's Grill and Tavern, 4150 Great America Pkwy at Mission College near US101, Santa Clara
#5 R02-DENNYS-BOWERS Denny's, 3399 Bowers Ave at Augustine near US101, Santa Clara
#6 R06-PEPPERMILL Peppermill, 2909 Lakeside Dr at Augustine near 101, Santa Clara

Description of Voting Topic

This is a poll to guage interest in which location to meet after the SVLUG meeting on July 7, 2004. It may be used for more after that, if it works well.

This vote is closed. Please see the August poll.

Detailed Results

This vote uses a Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, which is a simple form of "preference voting", so that voters can cast first, second, third, and more preferences for their vote. If a majority can't be reached, the last choice is eliminated, and the count starts over looking for the highest preference. More information on STV and other voting systems can be found at:

Single Transferable Vote (Wikipedia)
Single Transferable Vote (Google Directory)
Elections: Results and Voting systems (UK)
a student's STV page (Finland)

This vote was handled by Vote::STV (a Perl module) by Ian Kluft. Source code is available at http://www.kluft.com/~ikluft/opensource/code/

The following tables show in detail how the results were obtained. Each of the "rounds" shown were separate passes through the data by the vote-counting software. Multiple passes are necessary to count an STV-style vote.
Round #1
8.000 valid votes, 4.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R05-IHOP-SC 5.000 62.50% winner for Choice #1 (80.000% of each vote used, 20.000% transfers)
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 2.000 25.00%  
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 1.000 12.50%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.000 0.00%  
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.000 0.00%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.000 0.00%  
Round #2
4.000 valid votes, 2.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 2.000 50.00%  
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 1.400 35.00%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.400 10.00%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.200 5.00%  
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #3
4.000 valid votes, 2.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 2.000 50.00%  
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 1.400 35.00%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.400 10.00%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.200 5.00% eliminated
Round #4
3.800 valid votes, 1.900 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 2.000 52.63% winner for Choice #2 (95.000% of each vote used, 5.000% transfers)
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 1.400 36.84%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.400 10.53%  
Round #5
2.100 valid votes, 1.050 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 1.400 66.67% winner for Choice #3 (75.000% of each vote used, 25.000% transfers)
R04-BENNIGANS 0.500 23.81%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.200 9.52%  
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.000 0.00%  
Round #6
0.800 valid votes, 0.400 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R04-BENNIGANS 0.500 62.50% winner for Choice #4 (80.000% of each vote used, 20.000% transfers)
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.300 37.50%  
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.000 0.00%  
Round #7
0.345 valid votes, 0.172 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 0.305 88.41% winner for Choice #5 (56.557% of each vote used, 43.443% transfers)
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.040 11.59%  
Round #8
0.045 valid votes, 0.023 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R06-PEPPERMILL 0.045 100.00% winner for Choice #6 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)

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