TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 16.0  (32.0%)  Elected
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 12.0  (24.0%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 6.0  (12.0%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.0%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.0%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (8.0%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.0%)   
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.0%)   
  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.
Earl Olsen (Conservative) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22%) 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).

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 12.0  (24.9%)  Elected
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 6.9  (14.4%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.9  (10.3%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.6  (9.6%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (8.3%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.2%)   
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 2.3  (4.8%)   
Norma Blissett (NDP) 
 
 0.3  (0.6%)   
None of these 
 
 1.9  (3.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Sjeng Derkx (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22%) 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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 6.9  (14.4%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.9  (10.3%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.6  (9.6%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 4.5  (9.4%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 2.1  (4.3%)   
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 2.6  (5.3%)   
Norma Blissett (NDP) 
 
 0.5  (1.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.9  (3.9%)   
  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 (22%), so the last-place candidate (Norma Blissett (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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 6.9  (14.4%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.9  (10.3%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.7  (9.8%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 4.8  (10.0%)   
Norm MacDonald (NDP) 
 
 2.2  (4.5%)  Defeated
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 2.6  (5.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.9  (3.9%)   
  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 (22%), so the last-place candidate (Norm MacDonald (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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 6.9  (14.4%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.9  (10.3%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.7  (9.8%)   
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 5.9  (12.3%)   
Katrine Conroy (NDP) 
 
 3.6  (7.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.9  (3.9%)   
  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 (22%), so the last-place candidate (Katrine Conroy (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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (22.9%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 8.3  (17.1%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 4.9  (10.3%)   
Greg Garbula (Liberal) 
 
 4.7  (9.8%)  Defeated
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 8.2  (17.1%)   
None of these 
 
 1.9  (3.9%)   
  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 (22%), so the last-place candidate (Greg Garbula (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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (23.9%)   
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (23.9%)   
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 9.6  (20.8%)   
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) 
 
 6.3  (13.6%)  Defeated
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 8.2  (17.9%)   
None of these 
 
 4.0  (8.6%)   
  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 (22%), so the last-place candidate (Doug Clovechok (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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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 8 Legend  
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 
 
 11.0  (23.9%)  Elected
Sjeng Derkx (Green) 
 
 11.0  (23.9%)  Elected
Bill Bennett (Liberal) 
 
 15.8  (34.3%)  Elected
Michelle Mungall (NDP) 
 
 8.2  (17.9%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 4.0  (8.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 92.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 76% 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 - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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 
 
69.5%   
2nd 
 
6.8%   
3rd 
 
14.3%   
4th 
 
7.1%   
5th 
 
2.4%   
  pies need GD