TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

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Round 1 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Shane Dyson (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Michael Patterson (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Doug Bing (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (1.7%)  Defeated
Wally Martin (Green) 
 
 1.0  (1.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Doug Bing (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Shane Dyson (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Michael Patterson (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
Wally Martin (Green) 
 
 1.0  (1.7%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Wally Martin (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Shane Dyson (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Marc Dalton (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Michael Patterson (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Marc Dalton (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 8.0  (13.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Shane Dyson (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Michael Patterson (Green) 
 
 2.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Michael Patterson (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 8.0  (13.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Shane Dyson (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)  Defeated
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Shane Dyson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (15.0%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 8.0  (13.3%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Mary Polak (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)  Defeated
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Mary Polak (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (20.0%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (15.0%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (16.7%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (8.3%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
Manuel Pratas (Conservative) 
 
 3.0  (5.0%)  Defeated
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Manuel Pratas (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (21.7%)  Elected
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (15.0%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (16.7%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

John Cummins (Conservative) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (21.7%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (15.0%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (16.7%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (11.7%)   
Kevin Mitchell (Independent) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)  Defeated
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 4.0  (6.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Kevin Mitchell (Independent)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (22.8%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (15.8%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (12.3%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (17.5%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (10.5%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 7.0  (12.3%)   
Lisa David (Green) 
 
 5.0  (8.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 3.0  (5.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Lisa David (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (23.2%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 11.0  (19.6%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (12.5%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (17.9%)   
Andrew Mercier (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (12.5%)  Defeated
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (14.3%)   
None of these 
 
 4.0  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Andrew Mercier (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (23.6%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 8.0  (14.5%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 11.0  (20.0%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (14.5%)   
None of these 
 
 5.0  (9.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Mike Bocking (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.7%) 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 (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (23.8%)   
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 13.0  (23.8%)   
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 9.5  (17.3%)   
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 11.1  (20.4%)   
Rick Manuel (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (14.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 5.4  (9.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (21.7%), so the last-place candidate (Rick Manuel (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Fraser Valley West BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election - Updated April 20, 2013
4 candidates will be elected with 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14 Legend  
John Cummins (Conservative) 
 
 13.0  (24.7%)  Elected
Mike Bocking (NDP) 
 
 13.0  (24.7%)  Elected
Elizabeth Rosenau (NDP) 
 
 9.5  (18.0%)  Elected
Rich Coleman (Liberal) 
 
 17.1  (32.6%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 7.4  (14.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 87.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 50% 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.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see 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 60 ballots cast.
Note:These results are not predicted BC-STV outcomes. On this site, anyone in the world can vote repeatedly. The goal here is to show how the votes are counted.

First Round | Last 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 
 
55.3%   
2nd 
 
20.7%   
3rd 
 
3.8%   
4th 
 
10.3%   
5th 
 
2.2%   
6th 
 
2.2%   
7th 
 
3.8%   
9th 
 
1.9%   
  pies need GD