TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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.
Mike Farnworth (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: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Donna Vandekerkhove (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Brent Williams (Your)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Stephen Reid (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Doug Stead (Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Rebecca Helps (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (James Filippelli (Your)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Paul Geddes (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Heather McRitchie (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Douglas Horne (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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

Iain Black (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: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Cole Bertsch (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Bernie Hiller (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Shannon Watkins (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 (20.1%), so the lastplace candidate (Jared Evans (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Go to the next round.
TrySTV.ca Poll: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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, 87.6%
of all cast ballots counted toward a winner.
This compares to 58.3%
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 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: TriCities BC Legislative Assembly  2009 General Election 
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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
