TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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  Ballot Depth  How it works  Main Page

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory
(16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Kang Chen (National Alliance)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Wei Ping Chen (National Alliance)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Matthew Laine (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Duane Laird (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Jasar Ajvazi (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Jeff Hill (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Barry Chilton (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Graeme Drew (Indep)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Michael Wolfe (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Kam Brar (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Marc McPherson (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (John Shavluk (Indep)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Rob Howard (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Dileep Athaide (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Sue Wallis (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

Guy Gentner (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory
(16.7%) 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: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Jeannie Kanakos (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

John Yap (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory
(16.7%) 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: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Linda Reid (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

Wally Oppal (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory
(16.7%) 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: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the lastplace candidate (Shawkat Hasan (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 86.2%
of all cast ballots counted toward a winner.
This compares to 51.1%
if only the firstround 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 firstround votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 5" 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: Richmond  Delta BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
5 candidates will be elected with 1,308 ballots cast. 
Note:These results are not predicted BCSTV 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
