DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 656.0  (32.2%)  Elected
Ross DAVIES 
 
 476.0  (23.4%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 249.0  (12.2%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 203.0  (10.0%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 151.0  (7.4%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 111.0  (5.5%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 101.0  (5.0%)   
Paul J ADAMS 
 
 89.0  (4.4%)   
  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.
Jan TUCKER has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 476.0  (23.4%)  Elected
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 356.8  (17.5%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 257.8  (12.7%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 217.1  (10.7%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 176.4  (8.7%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 132.2  (6.5%)   
Paul J ADAMS 
 
 128.9  (6.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ross DAVIES has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 356.8  (17.5%)  Elected
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 311.3  (15.3%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 256.6  (12.6%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 215.5  (10.6%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 160.1  (7.9%)   
Paul J ADAMS 
 
 154.0  (7.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Trevor JOHNSON has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 311.3  (15.3%)  Elected
John NEILSON 
 
 273.2  (13.4%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 239.2  (11.7%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 172.7  (8.5%)   
Paul J ADAMS 
 
 167.1  (8.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Angela MCERLANE has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 290.9  (14.3%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 275.9  (13.6%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 245.0  (12.0%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 179.9  (8.8%)   
Paul J ADAMS 
 
 171.8  (8.4%)  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Paul J ADAMS) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 312.3  (15.5%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 304.3  (15.1%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 291.9  (14.4%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 292.9  (14.5%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 308.8  (15.3%)  Elected
Andre MABON 
 
 278.5  (13.8%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 231.3  (11.5%)   
None of these 
 
 16.0  (0.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John NEILSON has enough votes to guarantee victory (14.3%) 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 312.3  (15.5%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 304.3  (15.1%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 291.9  (14.4%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 292.9  (14.5%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 288.6  (14.3%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 288.8  (14.3%)   
Bev MCKEOWN 
 
 241.3  (11.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 16.0  (0.8%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Bev MCKEOWN) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 407.3  (20.2%)  Equalized
Ross DAVIES 
 
 370.7  (18.4%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 314.9  (15.6%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 319.9  (15.9%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 301.5  (15.0%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 298.8  (14.8%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 370.7  (18.4%)  Equalized
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 343.4  (17.1%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 314.6  (15.6%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 313.4  (15.6%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 343.4  (17.1%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 352.3  (17.5%)  Equalized
John NEILSON 
 
 324.5  (16.1%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 321.8  (16.0%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 343.4  (17.1%)  Equalized
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 329.2  (16.4%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 333.9  (16.6%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Ross DAVIES 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)   
John NEILSON 
 
 331.5  (16.5%)   
Andre MABON 
 
 339.5  (16.9%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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.

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

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Jan TUCKER 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Ross DAVIES 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Trevor JOHNSON 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Angela MCERLANE 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
John NEILSON 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
Andre MABON 
 
 335.5  (16.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 23.0  (1.1%)   
  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, 98.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 90.7% 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 6" 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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 
 
66.2%   
2nd 
 
19.2%   
3rd 
 
8.5%   
4th 
 
3.5%   
5th 
 
1.8%   
6th 
 
0.7%   
8th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD