TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 1    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  560.0  (30.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Mary Polak (Liberal)  264.0  (14.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  234.0  (12.6%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ______________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  183.0  (9.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ___________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  167.0  (9.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  96.0  (5.2%) 
MMMMMMMMM ____________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNN ____________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  94.0  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL ____________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  82.0  (4.4%) 
EEEEEEEE _____________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  17.0  (0.9%) 
PP ___________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  16.0  (0.9%) 
FF ___________________________________ :
Travis Erbacher (Green)  14.0  (0.8%) 
C ____________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  12.0  (0.6%) 
A ____________________________________ :
Ron Abgrall (Green)  8.0  (0.4%) 
D ____________________________________ :
Chum Richardson (Independent)  8.0  (0.4%) 
K ____________________________________ :
Jay Ariken (Refed)  4.0  (0.2%) 
_____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Rich Coleman (Liberal) Elected
EE HHHHHHHHH III JJJ Q

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Rich Coleman (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
Q
None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  355.5  (19.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  237.7  (12.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ______________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  208.0  (11.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  203.1  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  97.0  (5.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMM ___________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNN ____________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL ____________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  98.9  (5.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  17.3  (0.9%) 
P ____________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  16.0  (0.9%) 
FF ___________________________________ :
Travis Erbacher (Green)  14.0  (0.8%) 
C ____________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  12.3  (0.7%) 
A ____________________________________ :
Ron Abgrall (Green)  8.7  (0.5%) 
D ____________________________________ :
Chum Richardson (Independent)  8.0  (0.4%) 
K ____________________________________ :
Jay Ariken (Refed)  4.3  (0.2%) 
_____________________________________ :
None of these  12.2  (0.7%) 
Q ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jay Ariken (Refed) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Jay Ariken (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Mary Polak (Liberal)  355.5  (19.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  237.7  (12.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  209.0  (11.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  203.1  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  97.0  (5.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMM __________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL ___________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  98.9  (5.3%) 
EEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  17.3  (0.9%) 
PP __________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  16.0  (0.9%) 
F ___________________________________ :
Travis Erbacher (Green)  14.0  (0.8%) 
C ___________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  15.3  (0.8%) 
A ___________________________________ :
Ron Abgrall (Green)  8.7  (0.5%) 
D ___________________________________ :
Chum Richardson (Independent)  8.0  (0.4%) 
K ___________________________________ :
None of these  12.5  (0.7%) 
Q ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Chum Richardson (Independent) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Chum Richardson (Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  355.5  (19.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  237.7  (12.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  210.0  (11.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  204.1  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  97.0  (5.2%) 
MMMMMMMMM ___________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNN __________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLL __________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  98.9  (5.3%) 
EEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  21.3  (1.2%) 
PP __________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  16.0  (0.9%) 
F ___________________________________ :
Travis Erbacher (Green)  14.0  (0.8%) 
CC __________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  17.3  (0.9%) 
AA __________________________________ :
Ron Abgrall (Green)  8.7  (0.5%) 
____________________________________ :
None of these  12.5  (0.7%) 
Q ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ron Abgrall (Green) Defeated
F

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Ron Abgrall (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Mary Polak (Liberal)  356.5  (19.2%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  237.7  (12.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  210.0  (11.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  204.1  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  98.0  (5.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMM __________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  95.4  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL ___________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  100.9  (5.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEE __________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  21.3  (1.2%) 
PP __________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  18.3  (1.0%) 
FF __________________________________ :
Travis Erbacher (Green)  15.0  (0.8%) 
CC __________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  17.3  (0.9%) 
AA __________________________________ :
None of these  13.5  (0.7%) 
Q ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Travis Erbacher (Green) Defeated
E

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Travis Erbacher (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  357.5  (19.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  238.7  (12.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  210.0  (11.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  204.1  (11.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  99.0  (5.3%) 
MMMMMMMMM ____________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNN ____________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  95.4  (5.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL ____________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  108.9  (5.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE __________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  21.3  (1.2%) 
PP ___________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  21.3  (1.2%) 
FF ___________________________________ :
Jordan Braun (Refed)  18.3  (1.0%) 
A ____________________________________ :
None of these  13.5  (0.7%) 
Q ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jordan Braun (Refed) Defeated
P

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Jordan Braun (Refed)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  362.5  (19.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  238.7  (12.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  211.0  (11.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  205.1  (11.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  100.0  (5.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMM __________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  95.0  (5.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNN __________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  96.4  (5.2%) 
LLLLLLLLL ___________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  112.2  (6.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE _________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  25.3  (1.4%) 
PP __________________________________ :
Robert Hornsey (Green)  21.3  (1.2%) 
FF __________________________________ :
None of these  15.5  (0.8%) 
QQ __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert Hornsey (Green) Defeated
EE

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Robert Hornsey (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  362.8  (19.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  238.7  (12.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ______________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  211.0  (11.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  205.1  (11.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  101.0  (5.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMM ___________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  96.0  (5.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  96.4  (5.2%) 
LLLLLLLLL ____________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  130.2  (7.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)  25.3  (1.4%) 
PP ___________________________________ :
None of these  16.5  (0.9%) 
QQ ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform) Defeated
E J

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Ian Anthony Vaughan (Reform)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  365.8  (19.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  239.7  (12.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  214.0  (11.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _______________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  207.1  (11.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  101.0  (5.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMM __________________________ :
Mike Bocking (NDP)  96.0  (5.2%) 
NNNNNNNNN ___________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  96.4  (5.2%) 
LLLLLLLLL ___________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  144.2  (7.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
None of these  18.8  (1.0%) 
Q ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Bocking (NDP) Defeated
EE LLLL MM OOO

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mike Bocking (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  365.8  (19.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Michael Sather (NDP)  268.7  (14.5%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO __________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  214.0  (11.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  210.1  (11.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Kathleen Stephany (NDP)  113.0  (6.1%) 
MMMMMMMMMMM __________________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  131.4  (7.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLL ________________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  159.2  (8.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
None of these  20.8  (1.1%) 
QQ ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kathleen Stephany (NDP) Defeated
EEE H J LLLLL OO

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kathleen Stephany (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  371.8  (20.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  290.7  (15.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  215.3  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  211.5  (11.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  182.4  (9.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ___________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  181.6  (9.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
None of these  29.8  (1.6%) 
QQQ __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mary Polak (Liberal) Elected

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

Mary Polak (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  290.7  (15.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ________ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  215.5  (11.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  211.8  (11.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  182.4  (9.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL __________________ :
Michael Gildersleeve (Green)  181.7  (9.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________ :
None of these  29.9  (1.6%) 
QQQ _________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Michael Gildersleeve (Green) Defeated
II JJJ LLLLLL OOOO QQQQQ

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Michael Gildersleeve (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13    
------------------------------------ 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  326.1  (17.6%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  241.3  (13.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  233.3  (12.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  238.0  (12.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _____________ :
None of these  73.3  (4.0%) 
QQQQQQQ _____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Marc Dalton (Liberal) Defeated
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ O QQQ

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Marc Dalton (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

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Round 14    
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Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
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Mary Polak (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
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Michael Sather (NDP)  333.8  (18.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  436.5  (23.5%) 
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Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  243.1  (13.1%) 
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None of these  98.7  (5.3%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ken Stewart (Liberal) Elected
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

Ken Stewart (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 15    
------------------------------------- 20%
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Michael Sather (NDP)  345.1  (18.6%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____ :
Ken Stewart (Liberal)  371.0  (20.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)  249.4  (13.5%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ____________ :
None of these  146.5  (7.9%) 
QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ ______________________
   
Results  
Rich Coleman (Liberal)Elected 
Mary Polak (Liberal)Elected 
Ken Stewart (Liberal)Elected 
Gail Chaddock-Costello (NDP)Defeated 
Michael Sather (NDP)Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20%).

Michael Sather (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 78.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 66.9% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.


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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 1,854 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 70.2% 
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2nd 15.1% 
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3rd 5.2% 
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4th 5.1% 
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5th 2.5% 
X
6th 0.7% 
X
7th 0.3% 
8th 0.4% 
9th 0.1% 
X
10th 0.1% 
11th 0.1% 
12th 0.1%