DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 7,294.0  (16.6%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,359.0  (14.5%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,892.0  (13.4%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,658.0  (12.9%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 5,501.0  (12.5%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,253.0  (12.0%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,012.0  (9.1%)   
Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin) 
 
 1,350.0  (3.1%)   
Boland, Cathal (Fine Gael) 
 
 1,177.0  (2.7%)   
Goulding, Ciaran (no party) 
 
 914.0  (2.1%)   
Quinn, Eamonn (no party) 
 
 285.0  (0.6%)   
Walshe, David Henry (Christian Solidarity) 
 
 247.0  (0.6%)  Defeated
  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.
No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (20%), so the last-place candidate (Walshe, David Henry (Christian Solidarity)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 7,333.0  (16.7%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,372.0  (14.5%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,919.0  (13.5%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,692.0  (13.0%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 5,515.0  (12.6%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,290.0  (12.0%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,021.0  (9.2%)   
Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin) 
 
 1,361.0  (3.1%)   
Boland, Cathal (Fine Gael) 
 
 1,180.0  (2.7%)   
Goulding, Ciaran (no party) 
 
 947.0  (2.2%)   
Quinn, Eamonn (no party) 
 
 296.0  (0.7%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 16.0  (0.0%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Quinn, Eamonn (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 7,380.0  (16.8%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,407.0  (14.6%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,945.0  (13.5%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,707.0  (13.0%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 5,551.0  (12.6%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,309.0  (12.1%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,030.0  (9.2%)   
Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin) 
 
 1,382.0  (3.1%)   
Boland, Cathal (Fine Gael) 
 
 1,189.0  (2.7%)   
Goulding, Ciaran (no party) 
 
 1,009.0  (2.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 33.0  (0.1%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Goulding, Ciaran (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 7,678.0  (17.5%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,535.0  (14.9%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,028.0  (13.7%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,739.0  (13.1%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 5,730.0  (13.1%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,368.0  (12.2%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,132.0  (9.4%)   
Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin) 
 
 1,424.0  (3.2%)   
Boland, Cathal (Fine Gael) 
 
 1,216.0  (2.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 92.0  (0.2%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Boland, Cathal (Fine Gael)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 7,818.0  (17.9%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,665.0  (15.2%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,152.0  (14.0%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,777.0  (13.2%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 5,796.0  (13.2%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,422.0  (12.4%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,720.0  (10.8%)   
Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin) 
 
 1,440.0  (3.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 152.0  (0.3%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Davis, Mick (Sinn Féin)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 8,118.0  (18.6%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 6,847.0  (15.7%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,294.0  (14.4%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,868.0  (13.4%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 6,244.0  (14.3%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,532.0  (12.7%)   
Owen, Nora (Fine Gael) 
 
 4,763.0  (10.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 276.0  (0.6%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Owen, Nora (Fine Gael)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 9,785.0  (22.6%)  Elected
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 8,578.0  (19.8%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,511.0  (15.0%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,139.0  (14.2%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 6,590.0  (15.2%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,732.0  (13.2%)   
None of these 
 
 607.0  (1.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Sargent, Trevor (Green) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 8,788.4  (20.3%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 9,128.1  (21.1%)  Elected
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,596.1  (15.2%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,249.0  (14.4%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 6,772.3  (15.6%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,801.1  (13.4%)   
None of these 
 
 607.0  (1.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ryan, Sean (Labour) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 8,788.4  (20.3%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 8,788.4  (20.3%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,655.1  (15.4%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 6,306.0  (14.6%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 6,954.9  (16.0%)   
Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 5,842.1  (13.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 607.0  (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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Kennedy, Michael (Fianna Fáil)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 8,999.8  (20.9%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 8,971.2  (20.8%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 8,707.5  (20.2%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 8,686.1  (20.2%)   
Daly, Clare (Socialist) 
 
 7,711.4  (17.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 866.0  (2.0%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Daly, Clare (Socialist)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 10,928.1  (26.0%)  Equalized
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 10,601.8  (25.2%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,187.6  (24.3%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,291.6  (24.5%)   
None of these 
 
 1,933.0  (4.6%)   
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 10,502.3  (25.0%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 10,601.8  (25.2%)  Equalized
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,435.8  (24.8%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,469.2  (24.9%)   
None of these 
 
 1,933.0  (4.6%)   
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 10,502.3  (25.0%)   
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 10,502.2  (25.0%)   
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,491.3  (25.0%)   
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,513.2  (25.0%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 1,933.0  (4.6%)   
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Sargent, Trevor (Green) 
 
 10,502.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Ryan, Sean (Labour) 
 
 10,502.2  (25.0%)  Elected
Glennon, Jim (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,502.2  (25.0%)  Elected
Wright, G.V. (Fianna Fáil) 
 
 10,502.3  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1,933.0  (4.6%)   
  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, 95.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 57.4% 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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Dublin North 17 May 2002 Multi-member district election for upper house of Irish parliament
4 candidates will be elected with 43,942 ballots cast.

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 
 
59.1%   
2nd 
 
22.1%   
3rd 
 
10.5%   
4th 
 
3.8%   
5th 
 
1.8%   
6th 
 
0.9%   
7th 
 
0.6%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
9th 
 
0.4%   
10th 
 
0.3%   
  pies need GD