TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (26.7%)  Elected
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Eric Foster (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
  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.
Tom Birch (Conservative) has enough votes to guarantee victory (23.3%) 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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 4.3  (14.2%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Eric Foster (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
 
 0.8  (2.5%)  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Scott Anderson (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 4.6  (15.4%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Eric Foster (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.4  (4.6%)   
  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Eric Foster (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 4.6  (15.4%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.4  (4.6%)   
  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 4.6  (15.4%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.4  (4.6%)  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (23.3%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.1  (13.8%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.9  (19.6%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.0%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.3%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 2.0  (6.7%)  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Gary Adams (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (24.1%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 4.1  (14.2%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.9  (20.3%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.3%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (6.9%)  Defeated
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (10.3%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.8%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (3.4%)   
  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Greg Kyllo (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (24.1%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 6.1  (21.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.9  (20.3%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.3%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (10.3%)  Defeated
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (13.8%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (3.4%)   
  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Nuyens (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (25.0%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 6.1  (21.9%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.9  (21.0%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (10.7%)  Defeated
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (21.4%)   
None of these 
 
 2.0  (7.1%)   
  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 (23.3%), so the last-place candidate (Steve Thomson (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (25.9%)  Elected
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 8.1  (30.1%)  Elected
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.9  (21.8%)  Elected
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (22.2%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (11.1%)   
  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, 90% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 63.3% 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 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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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 
 
63.0%   
2nd 
 
12.0%   
3rd 
 
8.8%   
4th 
 
16.2%   
  pies need GD