DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 6,568.0  (62.0%)  Elected
Richard WALLS 
 
 1,677.0  (15.8%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 965.0  (9.1%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 766.0  (7.2%)   
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR 
 
 278.0  (2.6%)   
Diane YELDON 
 
 179.0  (1.7%)   
Mark PETERS 
 
 161.0  (1.5%)   
  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.
Peter Wing Ho CHIN has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 2,648.5  (25.0%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 3,407.7  (32.2%)  Elected
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 1,799.7  (17.0%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 1,393.2  (13.2%)   
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR 
 
 644.5  (6.1%)   
Diane YELDON 
 
 322.5  (3.0%)   
Mark PETERS 
 
 377.9  (3.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Richard WALLS has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 2,648.5  (25.0%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 2,648.5  (25.0%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 2,051.6  (19.4%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 1,610.2  (15.2%)   
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR 
 
 767.1  (7.2%)   
Diane YELDON 
 
 388.3  (3.7%)  Defeated
Mark PETERS 
 
 479.9  (4.5%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Diane YELDON) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 2,744.4  (25.9%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 2,651.5  (25.1%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 2,133.3  (20.2%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 1,717.2  (16.2%)   
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR 
 
 809.7  (7.7%)   
Mark PETERS 
 
 525.9  (5.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 12.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Mark PETERS) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 2,958.3  (28.0%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 2,665.5  (25.2%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 2,224.2  (21.1%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 1,821.2  (17.2%)   
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR 
 
 895.8  (8.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 29.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Phillip DE WATTIGNAR) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 3,301.4  (31.4%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 2,700.5  (25.6%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 2,446.1  (23.2%)   
Fliss BUTCHER 
 
 2,082.1  (19.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 64.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Fliss BUTCHER) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 4,272.5  (41.3%)  Equalized
Richard WALLS 
 
 2,807.5  (27.2%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 3,255.0  (31.5%)   
None of these 
 
 259.0  (2.5%)   
  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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 3,445.0  (33.3%)   
Richard WALLS 
 
 3,429.9  (33.2%)   
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 3,460.1  (33.5%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 259.0  (2.5%)   
  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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 
 
 3,445.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Richard WALLS 
 
 3,445.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Lee VANDERVIS 
 
 3,445.0  (33.3%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 259.0  (2.5%)   
  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, 97.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 86.9% 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 3" 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004 note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 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 
 
55.9%   
2nd 
 
28.7%   
3rd 
 
10.4%   
4th 
 
2.1%   
5th 
 
1.1%   
6th 
 
1.0%   
7th 
 
0.8%   
  pies need GD