TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (34.3%)  Elected
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 5.0  (14.3%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
  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.
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22.9%) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 5.7  (16.2%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.3  (6.7%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Douglas Horne (Liberal) 
 
 0.7  (1.9%)   
Steve Kim (Liberal) 
 
 0.3  (1.0%)  Defeated
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 1.7  (4.8%)   
  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Steve Kim (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 5.7  (16.2%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Douglas Horne (Liberal) 
 
 0.7  (1.9%)  Defeated
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 1.7  (4.8%)   
  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 (22.9%), so the last-place 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 5.7  (16.2%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.9%)  Defeated
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 1.7  (4.8%)   
  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Selina Robinson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 5.7  (16.2%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)   
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 1.7  (4.8%)  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Brent Williams(YPP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (17.1%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 4.0  (11.4%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 3.7  (10.5%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (5.7%)  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Chris Wilson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (17.1%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (14.3%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 4.7  (13.3%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Edward Stanbrough (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 7.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (14.3%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.3  (18.1%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 2.7  (7.6%)  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Linda Reimer (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 7.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (14.3%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.3  (18.1%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.3  (9.5%)  Defeated
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 5.3  (15.2%)   
  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 (22.9%), so the last-place 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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 10 Legend  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (22.9%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 10.3  (29.5%)  Elected
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (14.3%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.3  (18.1%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 5.3  (15.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jeff Monds (Libertarian) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22.9%) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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 11 Legend  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (23.0%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 8.0  (23.0%)   
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 5.2  (15.0%)  Defeated
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.9  (19.7%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 6.7  (19.2%)   
None of these 
 
 0.2  (0.6%)   
  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 (22.9%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Farnworth (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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 12 Legend  
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (25.2%)  Elected
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 8.0  (25.2%)  Elected
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 7.9  (24.7%)  Elected
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 7.9  (24.9%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.2  (10.2%)   
  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, 90.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 68.6% 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 35 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 
 
53.1%   
2nd 
 
13.1%   
3rd 
 
16.6%   
4th 
 
3.0%   
5th 
 
7.6%   
6th 
 
0.9%   
7th 
 
4.8%   
8th 
 
0.7%   
  pies need GD