DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 336.0  (18.8%)  Elected
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 332.0  (18.6%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 323.0  (18.1%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 274.0  (15.3%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 187.0  (10.5%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 155.0  (8.7%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 92.0  (5.1%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 90.0  (5.0%)   
  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.
Irene SCURR 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 332.0  (18.6%)  Elected
Lox KELLAS 
 
 323.0  (18.1%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 274.0  (15.3%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 216.9  (12.1%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 166.6  (9.3%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 121.9  (6.8%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 99.1  (5.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John Stuart BELLAMY 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 323.0  (18.1%)  Elected
Sam NEILL 
 
 274.0  (15.3%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 246.3  (13.8%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 187.7  (10.5%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 140.0  (7.8%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 106.8  (6.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Lox KELLAS 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 274.0  (15.3%)  Elected
Bill ALLEN 
 
 267.7  (15.0%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 199.0  (11.1%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 159.5  (8.9%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 122.2  (6.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Sam NEILL 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 267.7  (15.0%)  Elected
Andrew BROWN 
 
 203.9  (11.4%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 167.7  (9.4%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 127.4  (7.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Bill ALLEN 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 255.6  (14.3%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 207.8  (11.6%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 172.4  (9.6%)   
Ray MCCORMICK 
 
 130.9  (7.3%)  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 (Ray MCCORMICK) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 261.0  (14.6%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 259.2  (14.5%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 272.4  (15.3%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 260.8  (14.6%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 260.6  (14.6%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 256.0  (14.4%)   
Kay DICKSON 
 
 212.0  (11.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 7.0  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Kay DICKSON) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 332.2  (18.7%)  Equalized
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 294.8  (16.6%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 321.2  (18.1%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 299.2  (16.8%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 267.6  (15.1%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 261.0  (14.7%)   
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 311.1  (17.5%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 321.2  (18.1%)  Equalized
Sam NEILL 
 
 299.2  (16.8%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 281.3  (15.8%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 267.1  (15.0%)   
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 311.1  (17.5%)  Equalized
Lox KELLAS 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 299.2  (16.8%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 299.1  (16.8%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 274.5  (15.5%)   
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 299.2  (16.8%)  Equalized
Bill ALLEN 
 
 299.1  (16.8%)   
Andrew BROWN 
 
 289.7  (16.3%)   
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Lox KELLAS 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Sam NEILL 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)   
Bill ALLEN 
 
 299.1  (16.8%)  Equalized
Andrew BROWN 
 
 292.9  (16.5%)   
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Irene SCURR 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
John Stuart BELLAMY 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Lox KELLAS 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Sam NEILL 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Bill ALLEN 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Andrew BROWN 
 
 296.0  (16.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 13.0  (0.7%)   
  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, 99.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 89.8% 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, Otago Peninsula Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 1,789 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 
 
79.1%   
2nd 
 
10.6%   
3rd 
 
4.4%   
4th 
 
2.7%   
5th 
 
1.9%   
6th 
 
1.1%   
7th 
 
0.2%   
8th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD