TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  12.0  (35.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.0  (14.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _________ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  4.0  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.0  (8.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM __________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.0  (5.9%) 
CCCCCCCCC _______________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.0  (5.9%) 
DDDDDDDDD _______________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIIII ______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________ :
Chris Wilson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
EEEEE ___________________________ :
Selina Robinson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
FFFFF ___________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) Elected
AAAA BB CC LLLLLLLLLL MM NNN

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 (20.6%).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Shane Kennedy(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
Douglas Horne (Liberal)
 
O
Steve Kim (Liberal)
 
O
Brent Williams(YPP)

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.8  (17.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  4.0  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.4  (7.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCC _____________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.0  (5.9%) 
DDDDDDDDD _______________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________ :
Chris Wilson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
EEEEE ___________________________ :
Selina Robinson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
FFFFF ___________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  0.8  (2.5%) 
AAA _____________________________ :
Steve Kim (Liberal)  0.4  (1.2%) 
BB ______________________________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLL ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steve Kim (Liberal) Defeated
CC

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 (20.6%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.8  (17.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  4.0  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.0  (5.9%) 
DDDDDDDDD _______________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________ :
Chris Wilson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
EEEE ____________________________ :
Selina Robinson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
FFFFF ___________________________ :
Douglas Horne (Liberal)  0.8  (2.5%) 
AAAA ____________________________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Douglas Horne (Liberal) Defeated
DDDD

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 (20.6%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.8  (17.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ______ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  4.0  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________ :
Chris Wilson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
EEEEE ___________________________ :
Selina Robinson (NDP)  1.0  (2.9%) 
FFFFF ___________________________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLL ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Chris Wilson (NDP) Defeated
FFFFF

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 (20.6%).

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 (Chris Wilson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.8  (17.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ______ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  4.0  (11.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________ :
Selina Robinson (NDP)  2.0  (5.9%) 
FFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Selina Robinson (NDP) Defeated
GGGG JJJJ

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 (20.6%).

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 (Selina Robinson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  5.8  (17.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _____ :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Edward Stanbrough (Green)  2.0  (5.9%) 
IIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  3.0  (8.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __________________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLLL ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Edward Stanbrough (Green) Defeated
JJJJ 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 (20.6%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  6.8  (20.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  4.0  (11.8%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________ :
Brent Williams(YPP)  2.1  (6.1%) 
LLLLLLLLL _______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brent Williams(YPP) Defeated
JJJJJJJ NN

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 (20.6%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  7.3  (21.3%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :N
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.4  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  5.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) Elected
M

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 (20.6%).

Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  7.0  (20.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.7  (10.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________________ :
Linda Reimer (Liberal)  2.8  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
Billie Helps (Green)  5.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Linda Reimer (Liberal) Defeated
CCCCCCCCCCCCC

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 (20.6%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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 10    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  7.0  (20.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul Geddes (Libertarian)  3.7  (10.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  5.7  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______ :
Billie Helps (Green)  5.7  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) Defeated
CCCCCCCC JJJJJJJJJJ

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 (20.6%).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Paul Geddes (Libertarian)) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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 11    
-------------------------------- 20.6%
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)  7.0  (20.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)  7.0  (20.6%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Mike Farnworth (NDP)  5.0  (14.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Barbara Lu (Liberal)  7.3  (21.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Billie Helps (Green)  7.7  (22.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
None of these  0.0  (0.1%) 
________________________________
   
Results  
Barbara Lu (Liberal)Elected 
Mike Farnworth (NDP)Defeated 
Billie Helps (Green)Elected 
Shane Kennedy(Conservative)Elected 
Jeff Monds (Libertarian)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 (20.6%).

Billie Helps (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory and is declared a winner.
In the end, 85.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 70.6% 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 34 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 54.7% 
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2nd 7.7% 
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3rd 19.4% 
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4th 6.4% 
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5th 6.6% 
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6th 0.2% 
7th 5.0% 
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