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

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

Description of Voting Topic

This is a poll to gauge interest in which location to meet after the SVLUG meeting on August 4, 2004. It may be used for more after that, if it works well.

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
10.000 valid votes, 5.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R05-IHOP-SC 4.000 40.00%  
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 3.000 30.00%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.000 20.00%  
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.000 10.00%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #2
10.000 valid votes, 5.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R05-IHOP-SC 4.000 40.00%  
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 3.000 30.00%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.000 20.00%  
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.000 10.00% eliminated
Round #3
10.000 valid votes, 5.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 4.000 40.00%  
R05-IHOP-SC 4.000 40.00%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.000 20.00% eliminated
Round #4
10.000 valid votes, 5.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R05-IHOP-SC 6.000 60.00% winner for Choice #1 (83.333% of each vote used, 16.667% transfers)
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 4.000 40.00%  
Round #5
6.667 valid votes, 3.333 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 3.167 47.50%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.333 35.00%  
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.167 17.50%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #6
6.667 valid votes, 3.333 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 3.167 47.50%  
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.333 35.00%  
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.167 17.50% eliminated
Round #7
6.667 valid votes, 3.333 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R03-DENNYS-SJAIRPORT 4.167 62.50% winner for Choice #2 (80.000% of each vote used, 20.000% transfers)
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.500 37.50%  
Round #8
3.967 valid votes, 1.983 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R02-DENNYS-BOWERS 2.367 59.66% winner for Choice #3 (83.803% of each vote used, 16.197% transfers)
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.600 40.34%  
R04-BENNIGANS 0.000 0.00%  
Round #9
1.659 valid votes, 0.830 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R01-DENNYS-CALAVERAS 1.600 96.42% winner for Choice #4 (51.856% of each vote used, 48.144% transfers)
R04-BENNIGANS 0.059 3.58%  
Round #10
0.176 valid votes, 0.088 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
R04-BENNIGANS 0.176 100.00% winner for Choice #5 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)

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