Got a couple of questions today that were asked enough times that I thought I would send a note on it.
Q: How many people were included in the poll?
A: Approximately 300 took the straw poll, and the majority of them were residents of the City of Westlake Village. We were pleased with this response. [For those that don’t know, a straw poll is “an unofficial ballot conducted as a test of opinion.” For those statistics buffs, you should not consider this a “probability sample”.]
Q: Did people vote more than once?
A: The software package that we use for polls has security measures built in. There were a handful of places where people tried to vote more than once or with invalid emails, which wasn’t allowed. Those votes were not counted.
Thanks for everyone’s feedback.