DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 1,438.0  (30.3%)  Elected
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 959.0  (20.2%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 768.0  (16.2%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 694.0  (14.6%)   
John M HANRAHAN 
 
 447.0  (9.4%)   
Bill FEATHER 
 
 435.0  (9.2%)   
  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.
Chris ADAMS 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 948.2  (20.0%)   
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 959.0  (20.2%)  Elected
Lester HARVEY 
 
 856.5  (18.1%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 909.9  (19.2%)   
John M HANRAHAN 
 
 544.7  (11.5%)   
Bill FEATHER 
 
 522.7  (11.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Brian CASHMERE 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 948.2  (20.0%)   
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 948.2  (20.0%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 860.2  (18.1%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 913.1  (19.3%)   
John M HANRAHAN 
 
 546.8  (11.5%)   
Bill FEATHER 
 
 524.5  (11.1%)  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 (Bill FEATHER) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 976.6  (20.8%)   
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 958.4  (20.4%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 1,008.7  (21.5%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 1,037.4  (22.1%)   
John M HANRAHAN 
 
 713.9  (15.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 46.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (John M HANRAHAN) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 1,254.6  (27.1%)  Equalized
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 1,082.3  (23.4%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 1,154.7  (24.9%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 1,137.4  (24.6%)   
None of these 
 
 112.0  (2.4%)   
  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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)   
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 1,122.0  (24.2%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 1,174.2  (25.4%)   
Martin DILLON 
 
 1,175.6  (25.4%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 112.0  (2.4%)   
  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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)   
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 1,140.4  (24.6%)   
Lester HARVEY 
 
 1,174.2  (25.4%)  Equalized
Martin DILLON 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)   
None of these 
 
 112.0  (2.4%)   
  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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Chris ADAMS 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Brian CASHMERE 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Lester HARVEY 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)  Elected
Martin DILLON 
 
 1,157.3  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 112.0  (2.4%)   
  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, 97.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 81.4% 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: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 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 
 
75.7%   
2nd 
 
15.4%   
3rd 
 
6.4%   
4th 
 
2.5%   
5th 
 
0.1%   
6th 
 
0.0%   
  pies need GD