TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  8.0  (28.6%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.0  (14.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________ :
Eric Foster (Liberal)  1.0  (3.6%) 
DDDDDDD __________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.6%) 
FFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  1.0  (3.6%) 
IIIIIII __________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tom Birch (Conservative) Elected
KKK NNNNNNNNNN

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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.5  (16.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________ :
Eric Foster (Liberal)  1.0  (3.6%) 
DDDDDDD __________________________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.6%) 
FFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  1.0  (3.6%) 
IIIIIII __________________________________ :
Scott Anderson (Conservative)  1.5  (5.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNNN ______________________________ :
   
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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.5  (16.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  3.0  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.6%) 
FFFFFFF __________________________________ :
Gary Adams (Green)  1.0  (3.6%) 
IIIIIII __________________________________ :
Scott Anderson (Conservative)  1.5  (5.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNN _______________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Gary Adams (Green) Defeated
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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA _____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.5  (16.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  3.0  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________ :
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)  1.0  (3.6%) 
FFFFFF ___________________________________ :
Scott Anderson (Conservative)  1.5  (5.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNN _______________________________ :
None of these  1.0  (3.6%) 
OOOOOOO __________________________________
   
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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.0  (14.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ______________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  4.5  (16.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
Scott Anderson (Conservative)  1.5  (5.4%) 
NNNNNNNNNN _______________________________ :
None of these  1.0  (3.6%) 
OOOOOO ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Scott Anderson (Conservative) Defeated
AA 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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.3  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.8  (20.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ____________________________ :
Mike Nuyens (NDP)  2.0  (7.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  4.0  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
None of these  1.0  (3.6%) 
OOOOOOO __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Nuyens (NDP) Defeated
HHHHHHH 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 (21.4%).

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 (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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  4.3  (15.2%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ____________ :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.8  (20.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________________ :
Greg Kyllo (Liberal)  2.0  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  5.0  (17.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
None of these  2.0  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) Defeated
AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  6.3  (22.3%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :AA
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.8  (20.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.0  (10.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  5.0  (17.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
None of these  2.0  (7.1%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Norm Letnick (Liberal) Elected
BB

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 (21.4%).

Norm Letnick (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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  6.0  (21.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :
Graeme James (Conservative)  5.8  (20.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __ :
Steve Thomson (Liberal)  3.2  (11.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________________ :
Mark Olsen (NDP)  5.0  (17.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______ :
None of these  2.0  (7.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steve Thomson (Liberal) Defeated
HHHHHHH KKKKKKKK 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 (21.4%).

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 28 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    
----------------------------------------- 21.4%
Tom Birch (Conservative)  6.0  (21.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Norm Letnick (Liberal)  6.0  (21.4%) 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :A
Graeme James (Conservative)  7.0  (24.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKK
Mark Olsen (NDP)  6.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  3.1  (10.9%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ____________________
   
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 (21.4%).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 89.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 67.9% 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 28 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 63.5% 
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2nd 13.7% 
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3rd 11.0% 
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4th 3.0% 
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5th 4.0% 
XXX
6th 0.2% 
7th 0.3% 
8th 4.3% 
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