TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
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Earl Olsen (Conservative)  16.0  (32.0%) 
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Sjeng Derkx (Green)  12.0  (24.0%) 
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Bill Bennett (Liberal)  6.0  (12.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.0  (8.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.0  (8.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  4.0  (8.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG _________________________ :
Norm MacDonald (NDP)  2.0  (4.0%) 
DDDDDDD _______________________________ :
Katrine Conroy (NDP)  2.0  (4.0%) 
FFFFFF ________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 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 (22%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Earl Olsen (Conservative) 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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Norma Blissett (NDP)
 
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None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
-------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  12.0  (24.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  6.9  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.6  (9.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  4.0  (8.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGG ________________________ :
Norm MacDonald (NDP)  2.0  (4.0%) 
DDDDDD ________________________________ :
Katrine Conroy (NDP)  2.3  (4.6%) 
FFFFFFFF ______________________________ :
Norma Blissett (NDP)  0.3  (0.6%) 
E _____________________________________ :
None of these  1.9  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJ ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sjeng Derkx (Green) Elected
D E F GG

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 (22%).

Sjeng Derkx (Green) 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: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
-------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  6.9  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.6  (9.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  4.5  (9.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _______________________ :
Norm MacDonald (NDP)  2.1  (4.2%) 
DDDDDDD _______________________________ :
Katrine Conroy (NDP)  2.6  (5.1%) 
FFFFFFFFF _____________________________ :
Norma Blissett (NDP)  0.5  (1.0%) 
EE ____________________________________ :
None of these  1.9  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJJ _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Norma Blissett (NDP) Defeated
D G

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 (22%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  6.9  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.7  (9.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  4.8  (9.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________________ :
Norm MacDonald (NDP)  2.2  (4.3%) 
DDDDDDD ______________________________ :
Katrine Conroy (NDP)  2.6  (5.1%) 
FFFFFFFFF ____________________________ :
None of these  1.9  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJ _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Norm MacDonald (NDP) Defeated
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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 (22%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
-------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  6.9  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.7  (9.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  5.9  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________________ :
Katrine Conroy (NDP)  3.6  (7.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFF __________________________ :
None of these  1.9  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJJ _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Katrine Conroy (NDP) Defeated
BBBBB GGGGGGGG

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 (22%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  8.3  (16.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  4.9  (9.9%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Greg Garbula (Liberal)  4.7  (9.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  8.2  (16.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
None of these  1.9  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJ _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Greg Garbula (Liberal) Defeated
AAAAA BBBBB JJJJJJJ

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 (22%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
-------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  9.6  (19.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____ :
Doug Clovechok (Liberal)  6.3  (12.5%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________________ :
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  8.2  (16.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
None of these  4.0  (7.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJ _________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Doug Clovechok (Liberal) Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

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 (22%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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    
-------------------------------------- 22%
Earl Olsen (Conservative)  11.0  (22.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Sjeng Derkx (Green)  11.0  (22.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Bill Bennett (Liberal)  15.8  (31.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Michelle Mungall (NDP)  8.2  (16.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __________ :
None of these  4.0  (7.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ________________________
   
Results  
Bill Bennett (Liberal)Elected 
Michelle Mungall (NDP)Elected 
Sjeng Derkx (Green)Elected 
Earl Olsen (Conservative)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 (22%).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 92.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 76% 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: Columbia-Kootenay BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 50 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 69.5% 
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2nd 6.8% 
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3rd 14.3% 
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4th 7.1% 
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5th 2.4% 
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