TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 560.0  (30.2%)  Elected
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 264.0  (14.2%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 234.0  (12.6%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 183.0  (9.9%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 167.0  (9.0%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 96.0  (5.2%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.1%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 94.0  (5.1%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 82.0  (4.4%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 17.0  (0.9%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 16.0  (0.9%)   
Travis Erbacher (Green) 
 
 14.0  (0.8%)   
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 12.0  (0.6%)   
Ron Abgrall (Green) 
 
 8.0  (0.4%)   
Chum Richardson (Independent) 
 
 8.0  (0.4%)   
Jay Ariken (Refed) 
 
 4.0  (0.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Rich Coleman (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.1%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 355.5  (19.3%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 237.7  (12.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 208.0  (11.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 203.1  (11.0%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 97.0  (5.3%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 98.9  (5.4%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 17.3  (0.9%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 16.0  (0.9%)   
Travis Erbacher (Green) 
 
 14.0  (0.8%)   
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 12.3  (0.7%)   
Ron Abgrall (Green) 
 
 8.7  (0.5%)   
Chum Richardson (Independent) 
 
 8.0  (0.4%)   
Jay Ariken (Refed) 
 
 4.3  (0.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 12.2  (0.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Jay Ariken (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.1%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 355.5  (19.3%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 237.7  (12.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 209.0  (11.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 203.1  (11.0%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 97.0  (5.3%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 98.9  (5.4%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 17.3  (0.9%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 16.0  (0.9%)   
Travis Erbacher (Green) 
 
 14.0  (0.8%)   
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 15.3  (0.8%)   
Ron Abgrall (Green) 
 
 8.7  (0.5%)   
Chum Richardson (Independent) 
 
 8.0  (0.4%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 12.5  (0.7%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Chum Richardson (Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.1%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 355.5  (19.3%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 237.7  (12.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 210.0  (11.4%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 204.1  (11.1%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 97.0  (5.3%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 98.9  (5.4%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 21.3  (1.2%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 16.0  (0.9%)   
Travis Erbacher (Green) 
 
 14.0  (0.8%)   
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 17.3  (0.9%)   
Ron Abgrall (Green) 
 
 8.7  (0.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 12.5  (0.7%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Ron Abgrall (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 356.5  (19.4%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 237.7  (12.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 210.0  (11.4%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 204.1  (11.1%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 98.0  (5.3%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 95.4  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 100.9  (5.5%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 21.3  (1.2%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 18.3  (1.0%)   
Travis Erbacher (Green) 
 
 15.0  (0.8%)  Defeated
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 17.3  (0.9%)   
None of these 
 
 13.5  (0.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Travis Erbacher (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 357.5  (19.4%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 238.7  (13.0%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 210.0  (11.4%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 204.1  (11.1%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 99.0  (5.4%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 95.4  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 108.9  (5.9%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 21.3  (1.2%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 21.3  (1.2%)   
Jordan Braun (Refed) 
 
 18.3  (1.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 13.5  (0.7%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Jordan Braun (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 362.5  (19.7%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 238.7  (13.0%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 211.0  (11.5%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 205.1  (11.2%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 100.0  (5.4%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 95.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 96.4  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 112.2  (6.1%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 25.3  (1.4%)   
Robert Hornsey (Green) 
 
 21.3  (1.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 15.5  (0.8%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Robert Hornsey (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 362.8  (19.7%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 238.7  (13.0%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 211.0  (11.5%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 205.1  (11.2%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 101.0  (5.5%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 96.0  (5.2%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 96.4  (5.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 130.2  (7.1%)   
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) 
 
 25.3  (1.4%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 16.5  (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%), so the last-place candidate (Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 365.8  (19.9%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 239.7  (13.1%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 214.0  (11.7%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 207.1  (11.3%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 101.0  (5.5%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 96.0  (5.2%)  Defeated
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 96.4  (5.3%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 144.2  (7.9%)   
None of these 
 
 18.8  (1.0%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Bocking (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.2%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 365.8  (20.0%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 268.7  (14.7%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 214.0  (11.7%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 210.1  (11.5%)   
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) 
 
 113.0  (6.2%)  Defeated
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 131.4  (7.2%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 159.2  (8.7%)   
None of these 
 
 20.8  (1.1%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Kathleen Stephany (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 371.8  (20.4%)  Elected
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 290.7  (15.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 215.3  (11.8%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 211.5  (11.6%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 182.4  (10.0%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 181.6  (10.0%)   
None of these 
 
 29.8  (1.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Mary Polak (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.3%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 290.7  (15.9%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 215.5  (11.8%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 211.8  (11.6%)   
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 182.4  (10.0%)   
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) 
 
 181.7  (10.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 29.9  (1.6%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Michael Gildersleeve (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.8%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (20.8%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 326.1  (18.3%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 241.3  (13.6%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 233.3  (13.1%)  Defeated
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 238.0  (13.4%)   
None of these 
 
 73.3  (4.1%)   
  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%), so the last-place candidate (Marc Dalton (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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 14 Legend  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (21.1%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (21.1%)   
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 333.8  (19.0%)   
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 436.5  (24.9%)  Elected
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 243.1  (13.8%)   
None of these 
 
 98.7  (5.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ken Stewart (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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 15 Legend  
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (21.7%)  Elected
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (21.7%)  Elected
Michael Sather (NDP) 
 
 345.1  (20.2%)  Elected
Ken Stewart (Liberal) 
 
 371.0  (21.7%)  Elected
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP) 
 
 249.4  (14.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 146.5  (8.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Sather (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 78.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 66.9% 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: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 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 
 
70.2%   
2nd 
 
15.1%   
3rd 
 
5.2%   
4th 
 
5.1%   
5th 
 
2.5%   
6th 
 
0.7%   
7th 
 
0.3%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
9th 
 
0.1%   
10th 
 
0.1%   
12th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD