TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  8.0  (26.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMM
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.0  (13.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIII ___________________________________ :
Eric Foster (Liberal)  1.0  (3.3%) 
DDDDDDD _________________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.3%) 
FFFFFFF _________________________________________ :
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)  1.0  (3.3%) 
LLLLLLL _________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tom Birch (Conservative) Elected
KK NNNNN

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.
Tom Birch (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:
O
Scott Anderson (Conservative)

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.3  (14.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________________________ :
Eric Foster (Liberal)  1.0  (3.3%) 
DDDDDD _________________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.3%) 
FFFFFFF ________________________________________ :
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)  1.0  (3.3%) 
LLLLLLL ________________________________________ :
Scott Anderson (Conservative)  0.8  (2.5%) 
NNNNN __________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Scott Anderson (Conservative) Defeated
KK LLL

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 (Scott Anderson (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.6  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII __________________________________ :
Eric Foster (Liberal)  1.0  (3.3%) 
DDDDDDD _________________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.3%) 
FFFFFFF _________________________________________ :
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)  1.4  (4.6%) 
LLLLLLLLL _______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Eric Foster (Liberal) Defeated
HHHHHHH

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 (Eric Foster (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.6  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.3%) 
FFFFFF _________________________________________ :
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)  1.4  (4.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLL _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) Defeated
HHHHHHH

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 (Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (13.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.6  (15.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIII __________________________________ :
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)  1.4  (4.6%) 
LLLLLLLLL ______________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) Defeated
A KKKKKKKK

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 (Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.1  (13.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.9  (19.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (6.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  2.0  (6.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIII __________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gary Adams (Green) Defeated
EEEEEEE OOOOOO

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 (Gary Adams (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
O
None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.1  (13.8%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ___________________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.9  (19.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (6.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________________ :
None of these  1.0  (3.3%) 
OOOOOOO ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAA

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 (Greg Kyllo (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  6.1  (20.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.9  (19.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  3.0  (10.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (13.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________ :
None of these  1.0  (3.3%) 
OOOOOOO _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Nuyens (NDP) Defeated
HHHHHHHHHHHHH OOOOOOO

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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 9    
------------------------------------------------ 23.3%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  6.1  (20.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _______ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.9  (19.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  6.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
None of these  2.0  (6.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steve Thomson (Liberal) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA OOOOOO

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 (Steve Thomson (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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 10    
----------------------------------------------- 23.3%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  7.0  (23.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  8.1  (27.1%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AAAAAAAA
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.9  (19.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  6.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
None of these  3.0  (10.0%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________
   
Results  
Norm Letnick (Liberal)Elected 
Mark Olsen (NDP)Elected 
Graeme James (Conservative)Elected 
Tom Birch (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%).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 90% 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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
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 63.0% 
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2nd 12.0% 
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3rd 8.8% 
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4th 16.2% 
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