DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,171.0  (22.5%)  Elected
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,017.0  (21.4%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,205.0  (15.6%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 1,858.0  (13.2%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,631.0  (11.6%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 569.0  (4.0%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 529.0  (3.7%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 506.0  (3.6%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 203.0  (1.4%)   
Grant BENSON 
 
 192.0  (1.4%)   
Graeme HENDERSON 
 
 177.0  (1.3%)   
Jimmy KNOWLES 
 
 55.0  (0.4%)   
  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.
Leah MCBEY 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: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,822.6  (20.0%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,017.0  (21.4%)  Elected
John BEZETT 
 
 2,305.5  (16.3%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 1,914.7  (13.6%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,684.6  (11.9%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 602.3  (4.3%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 565.1  (4.0%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 529.4  (3.8%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 229.0  (1.6%)   
Grant BENSON 
 
 200.7  (1.4%)   
Graeme HENDERSON 
 
 183.9  (1.3%)   
Jimmy KNOWLES 
 
 58.1  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Neil COLLINS 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: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,822.6  (20.0%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,822.6  (20.0%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,380.9  (16.9%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 1,958.2  (13.9%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,708.3  (12.1%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 621.6  (4.4%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 572.9  (4.1%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 541.0  (3.8%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 233.0  (1.7%)   
Grant BENSON 
 
 204.1  (1.4%)   
Graeme HENDERSON 
 
 188.0  (1.3%)   
Jimmy KNOWLES 
 
 59.7  (0.4%)  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Jimmy KNOWLES) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,824.0  (20.0%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,824.7  (20.0%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,387.4  (16.9%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 1,970.6  (14.0%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,720.9  (12.2%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 625.8  (4.4%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 576.0  (4.1%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 542.2  (3.8%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 234.5  (1.7%)   
Grant BENSON 
 
 212.6  (1.5%)   
Graeme HENDERSON 
 
 188.3  (1.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 6.0  (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 (Graeme HENDERSON) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,828.7  (20.1%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,828.0  (20.1%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,427.4  (17.2%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,005.7  (14.2%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,744.2  (12.4%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 647.3  (4.6%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 588.9  (4.2%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 558.6  (4.0%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 245.0  (1.7%)   
Grant BENSON 
 
 213.0  (1.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 26.0  (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 (Grant BENSON) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,842.5  (20.2%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,832.8  (20.1%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,450.2  (17.4%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,037.4  (14.5%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,779.3  (12.6%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 658.2  (4.7%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 618.8  (4.4%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 573.2  (4.1%)   
Jane BOREHAM 
 
 274.5  (2.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 46.0  (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 (Jane BOREHAM) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,876.1  (20.5%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,846.1  (20.3%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,482.6  (17.7%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,073.7  (14.8%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,814.2  (12.9%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 676.3  (4.8%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 671.7  (4.8%)   
Stuart KEMP 
 
 608.4  (4.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 64.0  (0.5%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Stuart KEMP) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,902.7  (20.7%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,862.0  (20.4%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,611.0  (18.6%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,220.5  (15.9%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 1,901.2  (13.6%)   
Christopher George MARLOW 
 
 753.8  (5.4%)  Defeated
Andrew BROWN 
 
 753.8  (5.4%)   
None of these 
 
 108.0  (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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Christopher George MARLOW) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,955.7  (21.2%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,900.5  (20.8%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,849.2  (20.4%)  Elected
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,341.9  (16.8%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 2,003.3  (14.4%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 898.5  (6.4%)   
None of these 
 
 164.0  (1.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John BEZETT 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: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 2,955.7  (21.2%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,900.5  (20.8%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,789.8  (20.0%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,367.9  (17.0%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 2,019.2  (14.5%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 916.0  (6.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 164.0  (1.2%)   
  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 (Andrew BROWN) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,150.4  (22.8%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 2,994.2  (21.7%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 2,845.0  (20.6%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 2,568.1  (18.6%)   
Jeremy BELCHER 
 
 2,271.4  (16.4%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 284.0  (2.1%)   
  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 (Jeremy BELCHER) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,594.7  (26.6%)  Equalized
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,334.8  (24.7%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 3,168.6  (23.4%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 3,421.0  (25.3%)   
None of these 
 
 594.0  (4.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,435.3  (25.4%)  Equalized
John BEZETT 
 
 3,283.0  (24.3%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 3,421.0  (25.3%)   
None of these 
 
 594.0  (4.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)   
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)   
John BEZETT 
 
 3,338.5  (24.7%)   
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 3,421.0  (25.3%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 594.0  (4.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 15 Legend  
Leah MCBEY 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Neil COLLINS 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)  Elected
John BEZETT 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Bill ACKLIN 
 
 3,379.8  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 594.0  (4.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 95.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 72.6% 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: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 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 
 
71.6%   
2nd 
 
14.4%   
3rd 
 
7.6%   
4th 
 
4.5%   
5th 
 
0.8%   
6th 
 
0.4%   
7th 
 
0.2%   
8th 
 
0.2%   
  pies need GD