TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
-------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  23.0  (22.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  18.0  (17.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________ :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  11.0  (10.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ______________________ :
Doug Donaldson (NDP)  11.0  (10.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ______________________ :
Robin Austin (NDP)  10.0  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______________________ :
Mike Brousseau (Conservative)  10.0  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  10.0  (9.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______________________ :
Carol LeClerc (Liberal)  8.0  (7.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBB __________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Carol LeClerc (Liberal) Defeated
CCCCCCC D III

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 (25.7%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
--------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  23.0  (22.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  23.0  (22.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____ :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  12.0  (11.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _____________________ :
Doug Donaldson (NDP)  11.0  (10.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________________ :
Robin Austin (NDP)  10.0  (9.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________________ :
Mike Brousseau (Conservative)  10.0  (9.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  12.0  (11.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robin Austin (NDP) Defeated
CCC DDDD FFF HH I J

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 (25.7%).

A tie was resolved by choosing a candidate at random.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Robin Austin (NDP)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
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None of these

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
--------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  23.0  (22.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  25.0  (24.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  15.0  (14.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________ :
Doug Donaldson (NDP)  13.0  (12.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Mike Brousseau (Conservative)  11.0  (10.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  13.0  (12.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____________________ :
None of these  1.0  (1.0%) 
JJ _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mike Brousseau (Conservative) Defeated
F GG IIIIIIIIIII J

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 (25.7%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
--------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  24.0  (23.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  25.0  (24.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  15.0  (14.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________ :
Doug Donaldson (NDP)  14.0  (13.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  21.0  (20.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________ :
None of these  2.0  (2.0%) 
JJJ ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Doug Donaldson (NDP) Defeated
C DDDDDDDDDDDDD IIII J

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 (25.7%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
-------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  24.0  (23.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  26.0  (25.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  24.0  (23.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  24.0  (23.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __ :
None of these  3.0  (3.0%) 
JJJJ __________________________________
   
Results    
Sharon Hartwell (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 (25.7%).

Sharon Hartwell (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.

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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    
--------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  24.0  (23.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  26.0  (25.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Jennifer Rice (NDP)  24.0  (23.8%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  24.0  (23.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___ :
None of these  3.0  (3.0%) 
JJJJ ___________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jennifer Rice (NDP) Defeated
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG III JJJJJJJJJJJJJ

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 (25.7%).

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

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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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 7    
--------------------------------------- 25.7%
Hondo Arendt (Green)  37.0  (36.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)  26.0  (25.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Jonathan Dieleman (Conservative)  26.0  (25.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
None of these  12.0  (11.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ _____________________
   
Results  
Sharon Hartwell (Liberal)Elected 
Hondo Arendt (Green)Elected 
Jonathan Dieleman (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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (25.7%).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 88.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 51.5% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.


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TrySTV.ca Poll: Northwest BC Legislative Assembly - 2013 General Election
3 candidates will be elected with 101 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 57.3% 
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2nd 25.8% 
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3rd 3.4% 
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4th 11.2% 
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