TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)  Elected
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)   
Joe Trasolini (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)   
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Mike Farnworth (NDP) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.4%) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)   
Joe Trasolini (NDP) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)   
Brent Williams(YPP) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Brent Williams(YPP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Barbara Lu (Liberal) 
 
 2.0  (2.9%)  Defeated
Joe Trasolini (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Barbara Lu (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 5.0  (7.1%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)   
Joe Trasolini (NDP) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Joe Trasolini (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (10.0%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Paul Geddes (Libertarian) 
 
 3.0  (4.3%)  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Paul Geddes (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 12.0  (17.1%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 9.0  (12.9%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (10.0%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)   
Linda Reimer (Liberal) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Linda Reimer (Liberal)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.4%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 14.0  (20.0%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 10.0  (14.3%)   
Selina Robinson (NDP) 
 
 6.0  (8.6%)  Defeated
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 10.0  (14.3%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 7.0  (10.0%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 8.0  (11.4%)   
  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Selina Robinson (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (21.7%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 14.0  (20.3%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 10.0  (14.5%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 10.0  (14.5%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 11.0  (15.9%)   
Billie Helps (Green) 
 
 9.0  (13.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.4%)   
  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Billie Helps (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (22.7%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 14.0  (21.2%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 16.0  (24.2%)  Elected
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 10.0  (15.2%)   
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 11.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 4.0  (6.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Edward Stanbrough (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (21.4%) 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (22.7%)   
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 14.1  (21.3%)   
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 15.0  (22.7%)   
Jeff Monds (Libertarian) 
 
 10.1  (15.3%)  Defeated
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 11.8  (17.9%)   
None of these 
 
 4.1  (6.2%)   
  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 (21.4%), so the last-place candidate (Jeff Monds (Libertarian)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
TrySTV.ca Poll: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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 11 Legend  
Mike Farnworth (NDP) 
 
 15.0  (22.8%)  Elected
Shane Kennedy(Conservative) 
 
 23.1  (35.0%)  Elected
Edward Stanbrough (Green) 
 
 15.0  (22.8%)  Elected
Chris Wilson (NDP) 
 
 12.8  (19.4%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 4.1  (6.3%)   
  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, 94.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 60% 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: Tri-Cities BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
4 candidates will be elected with 70 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 
 
61.4%   
2nd 
 
7.5%   
3rd 
 
15.3%   
4th 
 
4.6%   
5th 
 
4.6%   
6th 
 
1.7%   
7th 
 
1.5%   
8th 
 
1.7%   
10th 
 
1.6%   
  pies need GD