TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (15.6%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (9.4%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Doug Bing (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.1%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 1.0  (3.1%)   
  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.
John Cummins (Conservative) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.9%) 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.4  (16.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (9.4%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (7.8%)   
Doug Bing (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.1%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 1.0  (3.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 0.1  (0.4%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Lisa David (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.4  (16.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (7.8%)   
Doug Bing (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 0.1  (0.4%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Doug Bing (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.4  (16.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (15.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)  Defeated
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (7.8%)   
None of these 
 
 0.1  (0.4%)   
  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 (21.9%), 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.4  (16.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)  Elected
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (7.8%)   
None of these 
 
 0.1  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Rich Coleman (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.9%) 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.4  (16.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (22.0%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (12.5%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)  Defeated
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.3%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (7.8%)   
None of these 
 
 0.1  (0.4%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Mary Polak (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (22.7%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 6.4  (20.6%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (22.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.0%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 2.0  (6.5%)  Defeated
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (8.1%)   
None of these 
 
 1.1  (3.6%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Kevin Mitchell (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (24.2%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 6.4  (22.1%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (24.2%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.9%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.9%)  Defeated
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (8.7%)   
None of these 
 
 3.1  (10.8%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Andrew Mercier (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 6.4  (22.9%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (17.9%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 2.5  (9.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 4.1  (14.8%)   
  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 (21.9%), so the last-place candidate (Manuel Pratas (Conservative)) 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 10 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)  Elected
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 8.9  (31.8%)  Elected
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 7.0  (25.1%)  Elected
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (17.9%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 4.1  (14.8%)   
  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, 87.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 62.5% 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 32 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 
 
68.2%   
2nd 
 
19.3%   
3rd 
 
1.8%   
4th 
 
3.6%   
5th 
 
3.6%   
6th 
 
3.6%   
  pies need GD