TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (17.8%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (15.6%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Eric Foster (Liberal) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)  Defeated
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Steve Gunner (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Eric Foster (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 8.0  (17.8%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 8.0  (17.8%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Steve Gunner (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Mike McLoughlin (Conservative) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Mike McLoughlin (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 8.0  (17.8%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
Steve Gunner (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)  Defeated
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Steve Gunner (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)  Defeated
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Dayleen van Ryswyk (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Mark Olsen (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22.2%) 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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.2%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)   
Chris George (Green) 
 
 1.0  (2.2%)  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Chris George (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.0%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.2%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 6.0  (13.3%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.1%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (8.9%)   
Mike Nuyens (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (4.4%)  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Mike Nuyens (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.5%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.7%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (11.4%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 7.0  (15.9%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.4%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (9.1%)   
Greg Kyllo (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Greg Kyllo (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.5%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.7%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 9.0  (20.5%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 7.0  (15.9%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.4%)   
Steve Thomson (Liberal) 
 
 4.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Steve Thomson (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.0  (20.5%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (22.7%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 12.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 8.0  (18.2%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.0  (11.4%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Norm Letnick (Liberal) has enough votes to guarantee victory (22.2%) 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: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 9.7  (22.3%)   
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (23.1%)   
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (23.1%)   
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 8.3  (19.2%)   
Graeme James (Conservative) 
 
 5.3  (12.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.7  (3.8%)   
  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 (22.2%), so the last-place candidate (Graeme James (Conservative)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Okanagan - Shuswap BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 45 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 12 Legend  
Tom Birch (Conservative) 
 
 15.0  (34.6%)  Elected
Mark Olsen (NDP) 
 
 10.0  (23.1%)  Elected
Norm Letnick (Liberal) 
 
 10.0  (23.1%)  Elected
Gary Adams (Green) 
 
 8.3  (19.2%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.7  (3.8%)   
  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, 96.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 55.6% 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.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see 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 45 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 
 
55.8%   
2nd 
 
21.5%   
3rd 
 
8.8%   
4th 
 
10.8%   
5th 
 
0.8%   
6th 
 
0.4%   
7th 
 
1.5%   
9th 
 
0.4%   
  pies need GD