TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  196.0  (23.4%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :LLLLLLL
Iain Black (Liberal)  150.0  (17.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  72.0  (8.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  69.0  (8.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  57.0  (6.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO _____________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  53.0  (6.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  46.0  (5.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.0  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  28.0  (3.3%) 
MMMMMMM ____________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  15.0  (1.8%) 
NNNN _______________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  13.0  (1.6%) 
RRR ________________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  11.0  (1.3%) 
QQQ ________________________________________ :
Doug Stead (Independent)  8.0  (1.0%) 
AA _________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  8.0  (1.0%) 
PP _________________________________________ :
Stephen Reid (Green)  7.0  (0.8%) 
CC _________________________________________ :
Brent Williams (Your)  4.0  (0.5%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Donna Vandekerkhove (Refed)  3.0  (0.4%) 
B __________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Farnworth (NDP) Elected
I KKKK M O 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 (20.1%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 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:
S
None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  150.9  (18.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  72.4  (8.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  53.1  (6.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  48.9  (5.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.1  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ________________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.0  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  15.4  (1.8%) 
NNNN _______________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  13.0  (1.6%) 
RRR ________________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  11.0  (1.3%) 
QQQ ________________________________________ :
Doug Stead (Independent)  8.1  (1.0%) 
AA _________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  8.3  (1.0%) 
PP _________________________________________ :
Stephen Reid (Green)  7.1  (0.9%) 
CC _________________________________________ :
Brent Williams (Your)  4.0  (0.5%) 
J __________________________________________ :
Donna Vandekerkhove (Refed)  3.1  (0.4%) 
B __________________________________________ :
None of these  1.3  (0.2%) 
S __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Donna Vandekerkhove (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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  150.9  (18.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  73.4  (8.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ______________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  53.1  (6.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  48.9  (5.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.1  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ________________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.0  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  15.4  (1.8%) 
NNNN _______________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  13.0  (1.6%) 
RRRR _______________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  11.0  (1.3%) 
QQQ ________________________________________ :
Doug Stead (Independent)  9.1  (1.1%) 
AAA ________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  8.3  (1.0%) 
PP _________________________________________ :
Stephen Reid (Green)  7.1  (0.9%) 
C __________________________________________ :
Brent Williams (Your)  5.0  (0.6%) 
J __________________________________________ :
None of these  1.4  (0.2%) 
S __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brent Williams (Your) Defeated
NN

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Iain Black (Liberal)  150.9  (18.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  73.4  (8.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ____________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  53.1  (6.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  48.9  (5.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.1  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.0  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM __________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  20.4  (2.4%) 
NNNNN _____________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  13.0  (1.6%) 
RRR _______________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  11.0  (1.3%) 
QQQ _______________________________________ :
Doug Stead (Independent)  9.1  (1.1%) 
AA ________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  8.3  (1.0%) 
PP ________________________________________ :
Stephen Reid (Green)  7.1  (0.9%) 
CC ________________________________________ :
None of these  1.4  (0.2%) 
S _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Stephen Reid (Green) Defeated
D 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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Iain Black (Liberal)  150.9  (18.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  73.4  (8.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  55.1  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  51.9  (6.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.1  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.1  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM __________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  20.4  (2.4%) 
NNNNN _____________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  13.0  (1.6%) 
RRRR ______________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  11.0  (1.3%) 
QQQ _______________________________________ :
Doug Stead (Independent)  9.1  (1.1%) 
AA ________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  10.3  (1.2%) 
PPP _______________________________________ :
None of these  1.4  (0.2%) 
S _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Doug Stead (Independent) Defeated
F 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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  153.0  (18.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  74.4  (8.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ______________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  55.1  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  50.0  (6.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  51.9  (6.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  46.1  (5.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.1  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  22.4  (2.7%) 
NNNNN ______________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  14.0  (1.7%) 
RRR ________________________________________ :
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian)  12.0  (1.4%) 
QQQ ________________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  12.3  (1.5%) 
PPPP _______________________________________ :
None of these  1.4  (0.2%) 
S __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lewis Clarke Dahlby (Libertarian) Defeated
RRR

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  153.0  (18.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  74.4  (8.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  83.7  (10.0%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ______________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  59.4  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  55.1  (6.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  51.0  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  51.9  (6.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ______________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  47.1  (5.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  32.1  (3.8%) 
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  22.4  (2.7%) 
NNNNNN _____________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  24.0  (2.9%) 
RRRRRR _____________________________________ :
Rebecca Helps (Green)  12.3  (1.5%) 
PPPP _______________________________________ :
None of these  1.4  (0.2%) 
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Rebecca Helps (Green) Defeated
D E K O

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  153.0  (18.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  74.4  (8.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  86.7  (10.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  62.4  (7.5%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  56.1  (6.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  51.0  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  55.0  (6.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  47.1  (5.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  33.1  (4.0%) 
MMMMMMMMM __________________________________ :
James Filippelli (Your)  22.4  (2.7%) 
NNNNNN _____________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  24.0  (2.9%) 
RRRRRR _____________________________________ :
None of these  2.6  (0.3%) 
S __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
James Filippelli (Your) Defeated
D E M O RR S

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Iain Black (Liberal)  155.3  (18.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  74.4  (8.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  87.7  (10.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  65.4  (7.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  57.1  (6.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  52.0  (6.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  58.0  (6.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  47.1  (5.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  35.1  (4.2%) 
MMMMMMMMM _________________________________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  31.0  (3.7%) 
RRRRRRRR __________________________________ :
None of these  4.7  (0.6%) 
SS ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) Defeated
D E FF G H S

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  157.3  (18.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  80.4  (9.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  87.7  (10.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  65.4  (7.8%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO __________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  61.1  (7.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  56.0  (6.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  62.0  (7.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  53.1  (6.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________________ :
Heather McRitchie (NDP)  35.1  (4.2%) 
MMMMMMMM ___________________________________ :
None of these  9.7  (1.2%) 
SSS ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Heather McRitchie (NDP) Defeated
E I KKKK OO S

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  159.4  (19.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __ :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  80.4  (9.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  104.9  (12.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  73.1  (8.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  62.1  (7.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  56.1  (6.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  66.4  (7.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  54.1  (6.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________________ :
None of these  11.3  (1.3%) 
SSS ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Douglas Horne (Liberal) Defeated
E FFFFF GGG III SS

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  171.4  (20.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  100.4  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  104.9  (12.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  74.1  (8.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _______________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  62.1  (7.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  66.3  (7.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  70.4  (8.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
None of these  18.3  (2.2%) 
SSSSS _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Iain Black (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 (20.1%).

Iain Black (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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 13    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  168.0  (20.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  102.2  (12.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  105.0  (12.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  74.3  (8.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ________________________ :
Cole Bertsch (Green)  62.2  (7.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  67.0  (8.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  70.7  (8.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________________ :
None of these  18.6  (2.2%) 
SSSS _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Cole Bertsch (Green) Defeated
EEEE F O SSSSSSSSSS

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 14    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  168.0  (20.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  103.2  (12.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________________ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  105.1  (12.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  78.3  (9.4%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ________________________ :
Bernie Hiller (Liberal)  67.0  (8.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  88.7  (10.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
None of these  57.6  (6.9%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bernie Hiller (Liberal) Defeated
E FFFFFFFFFFFFF S

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 15    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Iain Black (Liberal)  168.0  (20.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  154.9  (18.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  108.1  (12.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ______________ :
Shannon Watkins (NDP)  78.6  (9.4%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ______________________ :
Jared Evans (Green)  93.8  (11.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________ :
None of these  64.6  (7.7%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Shannon Watkins (NDP) Defeated
EE F KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK SS

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 16    
------------------------------------------- 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :
Iain Black (Liberal)  168.0  (20.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  157.0  (18.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
Diane Thorne (NDP)  167.7  (20.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jared Evans (Green)  103.4  (12.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________ :
None of these  71.9  (8.6%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jared Evans (Green) Defeated
FFFFFF KKKKKKKKKKKK SSSSSSSS

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 (20.1%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 17    
------------------------------------------ 20.1%
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  168.0  (20.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :L
Iain Black (Liberal)  168.0  (20.1%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)  180.5  (21.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFF
Diane Thorne (NDP)  216.1  (25.9%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKKKKKKK
None of these  103.4  (12.4%) 
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS _______________
   
Results  
Dennis Marsden (Liberal)Elected 
Iain Black (Liberal)Elected 
Diane Thorne (NDP)Elected 
Mike Farnworth (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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (20.1%).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 87.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 58.3% 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.

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


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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2009 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 836 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 62.2% 
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2nd 15.2% 
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3rd 10.5% 
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4th 5.1% 
XXXXX
5th 2.4% 
XX
6th 1.0% 
X
7th 1.1% 
X
8th 0.8% 
X
9th 0.1% 
10th 0.8% 
X
11th 0.1% 
12th 0.5%