DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 1,070.0  (28.3%)  Elected
Naureen PALMER 
 
 436.0  (11.5%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 431.0  (11.4%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 411.0  (10.9%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 342.0  (9.0%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 281.0  (7.4%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 265.0  (7.0%)   
Raymond EDWARDS 
 
 252.0  (6.7%)   
Wally RANFURLY 
 
 152.0  (4.0%)   
Chris MOSES 
 
 142.0  (3.8%)   
  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.
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 630.3  (16.7%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 497.5  (13.2%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 464.8  (12.3%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 598.6  (15.8%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 371.9  (9.8%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 320.1  (8.5%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 293.6  (7.8%)   
Raymond EDWARDS 
 
 277.9  (7.3%)   
Wally RANFURLY 
 
 174.0  (4.6%)   
Chris MOSES 
 
 153.4  (4.1%)  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Chris MOSES) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 631.3  (16.8%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 512.2  (13.6%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 492.7  (13.1%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 609.9  (16.2%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 390.7  (10.4%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 334.5  (8.9%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 315.4  (8.4%)   
Raymond EDWARDS 
 
 286.4  (7.6%)   
Wally RANFURLY 
 
 187.7  (5.0%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 21.0  (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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Wally RANFURLY) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 633.7  (16.9%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 559.8  (14.9%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 510.8  (13.6%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 639.8  (17.1%)  Elected
David STANLEY 
 
 439.1  (11.7%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 350.3  (9.3%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 321.9  (8.6%)   
Raymond EDWARDS 
 
 292.7  (7.8%)   
None of these 
 
 34.0  (0.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Taima FAGALOA has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 633.7  (16.9%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 566.5  (15.1%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 511.0  (13.6%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 624.7  (16.7%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 442.0  (11.8%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 353.9  (9.4%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 322.4  (8.6%)   
Raymond EDWARDS 
 
 293.9  (7.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 34.0  (0.9%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Raymond EDWARDS) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 638.7  (17.1%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 638.3  (17.1%)  Elected
Rob RANGI 
 
 570.8  (15.3%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 627.7  (16.8%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 482.1  (12.9%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 384.9  (10.3%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 390.5  (10.5%)   
None of these 
 
 49.0  (1.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Naureen PALMER has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 638.7  (17.1%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 622.2  (16.7%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 577.0  (15.5%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 627.7  (16.8%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 490.4  (13.1%)   
Peter TO'OMAGA 
 
 385.7  (10.3%)  Defeated
Timothy MANU 
 
 391.4  (10.5%)   
None of these 
 
 49.0  (1.3%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Peter TO'OMAGA) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 681.4  (18.4%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 625.2  (16.9%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 655.1  (17.7%)  Elected
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 639.7  (17.3%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 564.0  (15.3%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 530.6  (14.4%)   
None of these 
 
 86.0  (2.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Rob RANGI has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 681.4  (18.4%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 625.2  (16.9%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 616.0  (16.7%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 639.7  (17.3%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 576.4  (15.6%)   
Timothy MANU 
 
 557.3  (15.1%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 86.0  (2.3%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Timothy MANU) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 789.6  (21.7%)  Equalized
Naureen PALMER 
 
 659.9  (18.1%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 722.1  (19.8%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 697.0  (19.1%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 773.3  (21.2%)   
None of these 
 
 140.0  (3.8%)   
  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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 674.7  (18.5%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 730.9  (20.1%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 734.7  (20.2%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 773.3  (21.2%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 140.0  (3.8%)   
  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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 719.6  (19.8%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 730.9  (20.1%)   
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 734.7  (20.2%)  Equalized
David STANLEY 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 140.0  (3.8%)   
  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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
Naureen PALMER 
 
 725.9  (19.9%)   
Rob RANGI 
 
 730.9  (20.1%)  Equalized
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
David STANLEY 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 140.0  (3.8%)   
  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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 ballots cast.

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


Round 14 Legend  
Litea Luafataali'i AH HOI 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Naureen PALMER 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Rob RANGI 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)  Elected
Taima FAGALOA 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)  Elected
David STANLEY 
 
 728.4  (20.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 140.0  (3.8%)   
  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, 96.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 71.1% 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 5" 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, Porirua City, Eastern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 3,782 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 
 
61.7%   
2nd 
 
21.1%   
3rd 
 
8.1%   
4th 
 
4.0%   
5th 
 
2.7%   
6th 
 
0.8%   
7th 
 
0.4%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
9th 
 
0.4%   
10th 
 
0.4%   
  pies need GD