TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

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Round 1 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 318.0  (23.3%)  Elected
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.0  (18.4%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 150.0  (11.0%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 129.0  (9.5%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 105.0  (7.7%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 90.0  (6.6%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (6.2%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 80.0  (5.9%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 58.0  (4.2%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 34.0  (2.5%)   
David Duncan (Conservative) 
 
 20.0  (1.5%)   
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 17.0  (1.2%)   
Zachary Eric Crispin (Communist) 
 
 16.0  (1.2%)   
Sean Kubara (Green) 
 
 9.0  (0.7%)   
Jennifer Tsuida (Green) 
 
 4.0  (0.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Katrine Conroy (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20.1%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.1%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.2  (12.4%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 136.6  (10.0%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 105.0  (7.7%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 97.2  (7.1%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (6.2%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 86.8  (6.4%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 58.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 34.0  (2.5%)   
David Duncan (Conservative) 
 
 20.0  (1.5%)   
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 17.0  (1.2%)   
Zachary Eric Crispin (Communist) 
 
 16.1  (1.2%)   
Sean Kubara (Green) 
 
 9.1  (0.7%)   
Jennifer Tsuida (Green) 
 
 4.0  (0.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 2.4  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Jennifer Tsuida (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.1%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.2  (12.4%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 136.6  (10.0%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 106.0  (7.8%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 97.2  (7.1%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (6.2%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 88.8  (6.5%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 58.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 34.0  (2.5%)   
David Duncan (Conservative) 
 
 20.0  (1.5%)   
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 18.0  (1.3%)   
Zachary Eric Crispin (Communist) 
 
 16.1  (1.2%)   
Sean Kubara (Green) 
 
 9.1  (0.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 2.4  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Sean Kubara (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.1%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.4  (12.4%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 137.6  (10.1%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 106.0  (7.8%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.2%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (6.2%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 92.8  (6.8%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 58.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 34.0  (2.5%)   
David Duncan (Conservative) 
 
 20.0  (1.5%)   
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 20.0  (1.5%)   
Zachary Eric Crispin (Communist) 
 
 16.1  (1.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 3.4  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Zachary Eric Crispin (Communist)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.2%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.4  (12.5%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 139.7  (10.3%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 106.0  (7.8%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.2%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (6.2%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 92.8  (6.8%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 58.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 38.0  (2.8%)   
David Duncan (Conservative) 
 
 22.0  (1.6%)  Defeated
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 26.0  (1.9%)   
None of these 
 
 5.4  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (David Duncan (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.2%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.4  (12.5%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 139.7  (10.3%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 107.0  (7.9%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.2%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 85.0  (6.3%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 92.8  (6.8%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 59.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 56.0  (4.1%)   
Sarah Svensson (Green) 
 
 27.0  (2.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 5.4  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Sarah Svensson (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.2%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 251.6  (18.5%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 169.4  (12.5%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 148.7  (10.9%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 107.0  (7.9%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.2%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 85.0  (6.3%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 108.8  (8.0%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 59.0  (4.3%)   
Wilf Hanni (Conservative) 
 
 57.0  (4.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 6.4  (0.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Wilf Hanni (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.3%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 269.6  (19.9%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 173.4  (12.8%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 149.7  (11.1%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 112.0  (8.3%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.3%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 87.0  (6.4%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 125.8  (9.3%)   
Mark McKee (Liberal) 
 
 63.0  (4.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 12.4  (0.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Mark McKee (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.3%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 295.6  (21.9%)  Elected
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 173.4  (12.8%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 149.7  (11.1%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 129.0  (9.6%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.2  (7.3%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 99.0  (7.3%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 130.8  (9.7%)   
None of these 
 
 15.4  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Bill Bennett (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20.1%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.3%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 274.0  (20.3%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 173.8  (12.9%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 149.8  (11.1%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 139.4  (10.3%)   
Troy Sebastian (NDP) 
 
 98.5  (7.3%)  Defeated
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 105.3  (7.8%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 133.4  (9.9%)   
None of these 
 
 16.8  (1.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Troy Sebastian (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.4%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 274.0  (20.4%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 223.8  (16.7%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 170.8  (12.7%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 140.6  (10.5%)   
Josh Smienk (Liberal) 
 
 105.3  (7.9%)  Defeated
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 152.5  (11.4%)   
None of these 
 
 24.0  (1.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Josh Smienk (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (20.6%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 274.0  (20.6%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 228.0  (17.1%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 171.8  (12.9%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 214.3  (16.1%)   
Andy Morel (Green) 
 
 167.6  (12.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 35.3  (2.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20.1%), so the last-place candidate (Andy Morel (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (21.1%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 274.0  (21.1%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 280.8  (21.6%)  Elected
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 214.5  (16.5%)   
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 255.6  (19.7%)   
None of these 
 
 66.1  (5.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Norm MacDonald (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20.1%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14 Legend  
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (21.1%)  Elected
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 274.0  (21.1%)  Elected
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 274.0  (21.1%)  Elected
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 220.2  (17.0%)  Defeated
Brenda Binnie (Liberal) 
 
 255.8  (19.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 67.1  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Brenda Binnie (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20.1%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 79% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 62.1% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 4" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.


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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,365 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
70.3%   
2nd 
 
12.8%   
3rd 
 
6.5%   
4th 
 
5.3%   
5th 
 
2.7%   
6th 
 
1.3%   
8th 
 
0.5%   
9th 
 
0.3%   
10th 
 
0.3%   
  pies need GD