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Voting Results Overview
Where Do We Eat After the SVLUG Meeting?

23 votes were tallied.

Choice Abbrev Description
#1 BENNIGANS Bennigan's, Great America Pkwy (near 101), Santa Clara
#2 PEPPERMILL Peppermill, Lakeside Dr (near 101), Santa Clara
#3 IHOP Int'l House of Pancakes, Great America Pkwy (near 101), Santa Clara
#4 DENNYS-SC Denny's, Bowers Ave (near 101), Santa Clara
#5 DENNYS-M Denny's, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas
#6 BKSQ Baker's Square, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas
#7 MARIECAL Marie Callender's, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas
#8 CARLS-TASMAN Carl's Jr, Tasman Dr (near Cisco), Santa Clara

Description of Voting Topic

[Voting is closed on this subject - results are available. Please suggest another topic if you'd like to.]

Where would you prefer to eat (as a group) after the SVLUG meeting? The choices are (in no particular order):

  • Denny's, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas (open 24 hours)
  • Denny's, Bowers Ave (near 101), Santa Clara (open 24 hours)
  • Peppermill, Lakeside Dr (near 101), Santa Clara (open 24 hours)
  • Baker's Square, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas (closes 11PM)
  • Marie Callender's, Calaveras Blvd (near 880), Milpitas (closes 11PM)
  • Bennigan's, Great America Pkwy (near 101), Santa Clara (closes 2AM)
  • Int'l House of Pancakes, Great America Pkwy (near 101), Santa Clara (closes 11PM)
  • Carl's Jr., Tasman Dr (near Cisco), Santa Clara (closes midnight)

We request that the only people voting are those who expect they might attend the after-meeting dinner/social. (If you're itching to try this out, suggest another voting topic.)

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
23.000 valid votes, 11.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
BENNIGANS 7.000 30.43%  
PEPPERMILL 4.000 17.39%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 17.39%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 17.39%  
IHOP 2.000 8.70%  
BKSQ 2.000 8.70%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.000 0.00% eliminated
MARIECAL 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #2
23.000 valid votes, 11.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
BENNIGANS 7.000 30.43%  
PEPPERMILL 4.000 17.39%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 17.39%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 17.39%  
IHOP 2.000 8.70% eliminated
BKSQ 2.000 8.70% eliminated
Round #3
23.000 valid votes, 11.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
BENNIGANS 9.000 39.13%  
PEPPERMILL 6.000 26.09%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 17.39% eliminated
DENNYS-M 4.000 17.39% eliminated
Round #4
19.000 valid votes, 9.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
BENNIGANS 12.000 63.16% winner for Choice #1 (79.167% of each vote used, 20.833% transfers)
PEPPERMILL 7.000 36.84%  
Round #5
17.250 valid votes, 8.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 4.625 26.81%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 23.19%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 23.19%  
IHOP 2.417 14.01%  
BKSQ 2.000 11.59%  
MARIECAL 0.208 1.21%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #6
17.250 valid votes, 8.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 4.625 26.81%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 23.19%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 23.19%  
IHOP 2.417 14.01%  
BKSQ 2.000 11.59%  
MARIECAL 0.208 1.21% eliminated
Round #7
17.250 valid votes, 8.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 4.625 26.81%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 23.19%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 23.19%  
IHOP 2.625 15.22%  
BKSQ 2.000 11.59% eliminated
Round #8
17.250 valid votes, 8.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 5.625 32.61%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 23.19%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 23.19%  
IHOP 3.625 21.01% eliminated
Round #9
15.667 valid votes, 7.833 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 7.667 48.94%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 25.53% eliminated
DENNYS-M 4.000 25.53% eliminated
Round #10
9.292 valid votes, 4.646 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
PEPPERMILL 9.292 100.00% winner for Choice #2 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)
Round #11
13.938 valid votes, 6.969 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.000 28.70%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 28.70%  
IHOP 3.021 21.67%  
BKSQ 2.604 18.68%  
MARIECAL 0.312 2.24%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #12
13.938 valid votes, 6.969 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.000 28.70%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 28.70%  
IHOP 3.021 21.67%  
BKSQ 2.604 18.68%  
MARIECAL 0.312 2.24% eliminated
Round #13
13.938 valid votes, 6.969 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.000 28.70%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 28.70%  
IHOP 3.333 23.92%  
BKSQ 2.604 18.68% eliminated
Round #14
12.938 valid votes, 6.469 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
IHOP 4.938 38.16%  
DENNYS-SC 4.000 30.92% eliminated
DENNYS-M 4.000 30.92% eliminated
Round #15
8.354 valid votes, 4.177 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
IHOP 8.354 100.00% winner for Choice #3 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)
Round #16
11.677 valid votes, 5.839 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.500 38.54%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 34.26%  
BKSQ 2.760 23.64%  
MARIECAL 0.417 3.57%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #17
11.677 valid votes, 5.839 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.500 38.54%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 34.26%  
BKSQ 2.760 23.64%  
MARIECAL 0.417 3.57% eliminated
Round #18
11.469 valid votes, 5.734 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.500 39.24%  
DENNYS-M 4.000 34.88%  
BKSQ 2.969 25.89% eliminated
Round #19
8.708 valid votes, 4.354 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-SC 4.656 53.47% winner for Choice #4 (93.512% of each vote used, 6.488% transfers)
DENNYS-M 4.052 46.53%  
Round #20
7.274 valid votes, 3.637 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
DENNYS-M 4.081 56.10% winner for Choice #5 (89.123% of each vote used, 10.877% transfers)
BKSQ 2.777 38.17%  
MARIECAL 0.417 5.73%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.000 0.00%  
Round #21
3.205 valid votes, 1.602 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
BKSQ 2.778 86.68% winner for Choice #6 (57.685% of each vote used, 42.315% transfers)
MARIECAL 0.418 13.06%  
CARLS-TASMAN 0.009 0.27%  
Round #22
0.729 valid votes, 0.364 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
MARIECAL 0.720 98.83% winner for Choice #7 (50.592% of each vote used, 49.408% transfers)
CARLS-TASMAN 0.009 1.17%  
Round #23
0.063 valid votes, 0.032 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
CARLS-TASMAN 0.063 100.00% winner for Choice #8 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)

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