TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  5.0  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________________________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _______________________________________ :
Manuel Pratas (Conservative)  2.0  (6.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _______________________________________ :
Doug Bing (Liberal)  1.0  (3.3%) 
DDDDDDDD _______________________________________________ :
   
Results    
John Cummins (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 (23.3%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
John Cummins (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.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  5.0  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________ :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______________________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ________________________________________ :
Manuel Pratas (Conservative)  2.0  (6.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _______________________________________ :
Doug Bing (Liberal)  1.0  (3.3%) 
DDDDDDDD _______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Doug Bing (Liberal) 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 (23.3%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Doug Bing (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  5.0  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  5.0  (16.7%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Mary Polak (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ________________________________________ :
Manuel Pratas (Conservative)  2.0  (6.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mary Polak (Liberal) 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 (23.3%).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Mary Polak (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  5.0  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  6.0  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _______________________________________ :
Manuel Pratas (Conservative)  2.0  (6.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) Defeated
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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 (23.3%).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Manuel Pratas (Conservative)) 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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  6.0  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _______________________________________ :
   
Results    
Rick Manuel (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 (23.3%).

Rick Manuel (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.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  6.0  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________________________ :
Kevin Mitchell (Independent)  2.0  (6.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL _______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) Defeated
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

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 (23.3%).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kevin Mitchell (Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
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None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  6.0  (20.0%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ________ :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
Andrew Mercier (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________________________ :
None of these  2.0  (6.7%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew Mercier (NDP) Defeated
AAAAAAAA HHHHHHHH

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 (23.3%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Andrew Mercier (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 - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  7.0  (23.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
None of these  2.0  (6.7%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ________________________________________
   
Results    
Rich Coleman (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 (23.3%).

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.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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 9    
------------------------------------------------------- 23.3%
John Cummins (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Rick Manuel (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Rich Coleman (Liberal)  7.0  (23.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________ :
Marc Dalton (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______________________________ :
None of these  2.0  (6.7%) 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________________________________
   
Results  
Rich Coleman (Liberal)Elected 
Marc Dalton (Liberal)Defeated 
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP)Elected 
Rick Manuel (Conservative)Elected 
John Cummins (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 (23.3%).

Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 83.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 63.3% 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: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 30 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 76.0% 
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2nd 20.0% 
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4th 4.0% 
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