TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 138.0  (20.8%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (19.8%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (12.7%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.7%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 61.0  (9.2%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 58.0  (8.8%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 42.0  (6.3%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 35.0  (5.3%)   
Gordon Dickie (Conservative) 
 
 25.0  (3.8%)   
Don Roberts (Refed) 
 
 9.0  (1.4%)   
Gerard Riley (Green) 
 
 8.0  (1.2%)   
Mike Summers (Refed) 
 
 6.0  (0.9%)   
Marvin Talbot (Refed) 
 
 1.0  (0.2%)  Defeated
  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.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Marvin Talbot (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 138.0  (20.8%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (19.8%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (12.7%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.7%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 61.0  (9.2%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 58.0  (8.8%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 42.0  (6.3%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 35.0  (5.3%)   
Gordon Dickie (Conservative) 
 
 25.0  (3.8%)   
Don Roberts (Refed) 
 
 10.0  (1.5%)   
Gerard Riley (Green) 
 
 8.0  (1.2%)   
Mike Summers (Refed) 
 
 6.0  (0.9%)  Defeated
  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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Summers (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 139.0  (21.1%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (19.8%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (12.7%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.7%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 62.0  (9.4%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 58.0  (8.8%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 42.0  (6.4%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 35.0  (5.3%)   
Gordon Dickie (Conservative) 
 
 25.0  (3.8%)   
Don Roberts (Refed) 
 
 12.0  (1.8%)   
Gerard Riley (Green) 
 
 8.0  (1.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 2.0  (0.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Gerard Riley (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 139.0  (21.1%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (19.8%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 84.0  (12.7%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.7%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 62.0  (9.4%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 59.0  (8.9%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 42.0  (6.4%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 42.0  (6.4%)   
Gordon Dickie (Conservative) 
 
 25.0  (3.8%)   
Don Roberts (Refed) 
 
 12.0  (1.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 2.0  (0.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Don Roberts (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 140.0  (21.2%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (19.9%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 85.0  (12.9%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.7%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 62.0  (9.4%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 60.0  (9.1%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 45.0  (6.8%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 45.0  (6.8%)   
Gordon Dickie (Conservative) 
 
 27.0  (4.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 3.0  (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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Gordon Dickie (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 142.0  (21.6%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 131.0  (20.0%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 92.0  (14.0%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 64.0  (9.8%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 67.0  (10.2%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 60.0  (9.1%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 51.0  (7.8%)   
Andrej DeWolf (Green) 
 
 49.0  (7.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 6.0  (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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Andrej DeWolf (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 143.0  (21.8%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 139.0  (21.2%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 93.0  (14.2%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 67.0  (10.2%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 69.0  (10.5%)   
Byron Goerz (NDP) 
 
 62.0  (9.5%)  Defeated
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 82.0  (12.5%)   
None of these 
 
 7.0  (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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Byron Goerz (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 144.0  (22.3%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 164.0  (25.3%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 94.0  (14.5%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 91.0  (14.1%)   
Shirley Bond (Liberal) 
 
 69.0  (10.7%)  Defeated
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 85.0  (13.1%)   
None of these 
 
 15.0  (2.3%)   
  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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Shirley Bond (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 172.0  (26.7%)  Elected
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 169.0  (26.2%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 125.0  (19.4%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 92.0  (14.3%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 87.0  (13.5%)   
None of these 
 
 17.0  (2.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John Rustad (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (25.1%) 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: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 166.0  (25.8%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 169.0  (26.2%)  Elected
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 129.2  (20.0%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 92.2  (14.3%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 88.0  (13.7%)   
None of these 
 
 17.6  (2.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Julie Carew (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (25.1%) 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: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 166.0  (25.8%)   
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 166.0  (25.8%)   
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 129.3  (20.1%)   
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 94.3  (14.6%)   
Kevin Creamore (Green) 
 
 88.5  (13.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 17.8  (2.8%)   
  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 (25.1%), so the last-place candidate (Kevin Creamore (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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 12 Legend  
John Rustad (Liberal) 
 
 166.0  (27.2%)  Elected
Julie Carew (NDP) 
 
 166.0  (27.2%)  Elected
Pat Bell (Liberal) 
 
 151.3  (24.8%)  Elected
Tobias Lawrence (NDP) 
 
 127.8  (20.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 51.0  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Pat Bell (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (25.1%) and is declared a winner.
In the end, 73% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 53.3% 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 3" 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: North Central BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 662 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 
 
71.6%   
2nd 
 
19.8%   
3rd 
 
3.1%   
4th 
 
2.0%   
5th 
 
1.3%   
6th 
 
1.0%   
7th 
 
0.4%   
8th 
 
0.2%   
9th 
 
0.4%   
10th 
 
0.2%   
  pies need GD