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 BCSTV 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 
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Round 1 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
8.0 
(28.6%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Eric Foster (Liberal) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Gary Adams (Green) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
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%).
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: 

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 BCSTV 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 
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Round 2 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
4.5 
(16.1%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Eric Foster (Liberal) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Gary Adams (Green) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
1.5 
(5.4%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Eric Foster (Liberal) 
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 (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 lastplace 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 BCSTV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted. 
Table form 
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Round 3 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
4.5 
(16.1%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Gary Adams (Green) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
1.5 
(5.4%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Gary Adams (Green) 
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 (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 lastplace candidate (Gary Adams (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
New colors: 

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 BCSTV 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 4 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
4.5 
(16.1%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
1.5 
(5.4%) 

None of these 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
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 (21.4%).
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the lastplace 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 BCSTV outcomes. On this site, anyone anywhere can vote many times. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted. 
Table form 
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Round 5 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
4.5 
(16.1%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
1.5 
(5.4%) 

None of these 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Scott Anderson (Conservative) 
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 (21.4%).
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the lastplace candidate (Scott Anderson (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Next Round
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 BCSTV 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 
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Round 6 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.3 
(15.2%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
5.8 
(20.5%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
4.0 
(14.3%) 

None of these 
1.0 
(3.6%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
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 (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 lastplace candidate (Mike Nuyens (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Next Round
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 BCSTV 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 
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How it works 
Main Page
Round 7 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
4.3 
(15.2%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
5.8 
(20.5%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
5.0 
(17.9%) 

None of these 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
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 (21.4%).
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the lastplace candidate (Greg Kyllo (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Next Round
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 BCSTV 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 
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How it works 
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Round 8 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
6.3 
(22.3%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
5.8 
(20.5%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.0 
(10.7%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
5.0 
(17.9%) 

None of these 
2.0 
(7.1%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Norm Letnick (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 (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.
Next Round
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 BCSTV 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 
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Round 9 



21.4% 

Tom Birch (Conservative) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
5.8 
(20.5%) 

Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
3.2 
(11.5%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
5.0 
(17.9%) 

None of these 
2.0 
(7.3%) 

  

Results 

Redistributed Votes (to these colors) 
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
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 (21.4%).
No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the lastplace candidate (Steve Thomson (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.
Next Round
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 BCSTV 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%) 

Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

Graeme James (Conservative) 
7.0 
(24.8%) 

Mark Olsen (NDP) 
6.0 
(21.4%) 

None of these 
3.1 
(10.9%) 

  

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 firstround 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 firstround 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 BCSTV 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% 

2nd  13.7% 

3rd  11.0% 

4th  3.0% 

5th  4.0% 

6th  0.2% 

7th  0.3% 

8th  4.3% 
