TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  699.0  (37.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFF
Jackie Allen (NDP)  343.0  (18.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  324.0  (17.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  254.0  (13.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  183.0  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________ :
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent)  17.0  (0.9%) 
B ________________________________________________ :
Grant Fraser (Green)  15.0  (0.8%) 
D ________________________________________________ :
Suzanne Arntson (Refed)  14.0  (0.8%) 
A ________________________________________________ :
Donna Young (Independent)  6.0  (0.3%) 
_________________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal) Elected
EEEEE I

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 (33.4%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Blair Lekstrom (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:
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None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  345.2  (18.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  328.5  (17.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  321.1  (17.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  184.3  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________ :
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent)  17.0  (0.9%) 
B ________________________________________________ :
Grant Fraser (Green)  15.3  (0.8%) 
D ________________________________________________ :
Suzanne Arntson (Refed)  14.0  (0.8%) 
A ________________________________________________ :
Donna Young (Independent)  6.1  (0.3%) 
G ________________________________________________ :
None of these  4.6  (0.2%) 
J ________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Donna Young (Independent) Defeated
B

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 (33.4%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  345.2  (18.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  328.5  (17.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  321.2  (17.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  184.3  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________________ :
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent)  22.0  (1.2%) 
BB _______________________________________________ :
Grant Fraser (Green)  15.3  (0.8%) 
D ________________________________________________ :
Suzanne Arntson (Refed)  14.0  (0.8%) 
A ________________________________________________ :
None of these  5.6  (0.3%) 
J ________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Suzanne Arntson (Refed) Defeated
C

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 (33.4%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------ 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Jackie Allen (NDP)  346.2  (18.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  330.5  (17.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  324.2  (17.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  184.3  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________________ :
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent)  27.0  (1.5%) 
BB ______________________________________________ :
Grant Fraser (Green)  17.3  (0.9%) 
D _______________________________________________ :
None of these  6.6  (0.4%) 
J _______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grant Fraser (Green) Defeated
C

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 (33.4%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  346.2  (18.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  347.5  (18.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  324.3  (17.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  184.3  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent)  27.2  (1.5%) 
BB _______________________________________________ :
None of these  6.6  (0.4%) 
J ________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Arthur A. Hadland (Independent) Defeated
E H

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 (33.4%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  347.2  (18.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  356.5  (19.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  336.5  (18.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________ :
Pat Shaw (NDP)  185.3  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
None of these  10.6  (0.6%) 
J ________________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Pat Shaw (NDP) Defeated
C E IIIIIIIIIIII 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 (33.4%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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    
------------------------------------------------- 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  501.4  (27.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________ :
Liz Logan (Green)  367.5  (19.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____________________ :
Pat Pimm (Liberal)  344.4  (18.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________ :
None of these  22.7  (1.2%) 
JJ _______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Pat Pimm (Liberal) Defeated
CCCCCCCCC IIII JJJJJJJJJJJJJ

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 (33.4%).

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

next round Next Round














 
  
TrySTV.ca Poll: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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 8    
------------------------------------------------ 33.4%
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)  619.0  (33.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Jackie Allen (NDP)  555.6  (30.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Liz Logan (Green)  489.7  (26.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________ :
None of these  190.7  (10.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________________________________
   
Results  
Liz Logan (Green)Defeated 
Blair Lekstrom (Liberal)Elected 
Jackie Allen (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 (33.4%).

Jackie Allen (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 63.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 56.2% 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 2" 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: Northeast BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
2 candidates will be elected with 1,855 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 81.9% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 13.6% 
XXXXXXXXX
3rd 3.0% 
XX
4th 1.2% 
X
5th 0.1% 
X
6th 0.2%