DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 1 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,131.0  (18.0%)  Elected
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,126.0  (17.9%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 952.0  (15.1%)   
John GREEN 
 
 722.0  (11.5%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 660.0  (10.5%)   
Allan BLOOMFIELD 
 
 592.0  (9.4%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 581.0  (9.2%)   
Margaret FAULKNER 
 
 524.0  (8.3%)   
  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.
Robert SHAW 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,048.0  (16.7%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,126.0  (17.9%)  Elected
Sue DOW 
 
 968.7  (15.4%)   
John GREEN 
 
 740.5  (11.8%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 675.7  (10.7%)   
Allan BLOOMFIELD 
 
 606.9  (9.7%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 591.4  (9.4%)   
Margaret FAULKNER 
 
 530.8  (8.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Euon MURRELL 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,048.0  (16.7%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,048.0  (16.7%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 986.4  (15.7%)   
John GREEN 
 
 757.0  (12.0%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 687.0  (10.9%)   
Allan BLOOMFIELD 
 
 618.5  (9.8%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 606.7  (9.6%)   
Margaret FAULKNER 
 
 536.5  (8.5%)  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 (Margaret FAULKNER) 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,060.9  (16.9%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,051.7  (16.8%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,099.4  (17.5%)  Elected
John GREEN 
 
 826.3  (13.2%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 849.7  (13.6%)   
Allan BLOOMFIELD 
 
 655.2  (10.5%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 721.8  (11.5%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (0.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Sue DOW 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,060.9  (16.9%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,051.7  (16.8%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,044.2  (16.7%)   
John GREEN 
 
 834.9  (13.3%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 860.5  (13.7%)   
Allan BLOOMFIELD 
 
 660.3  (10.5%)  Defeated
Maureen GILLON 
 
 752.7  (12.0%)   
None of these 
 
 23.0  (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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Allan BLOOMFIELD) 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,115.7  (17.9%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,082.5  (17.4%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,051.8  (16.9%)   
John GREEN 
 
 1,106.9  (17.8%)  Elected
Kevin WATSON 
 
 925.8  (14.9%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 938.3  (15.1%)   
None of these 
 
 67.0  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

John GREEN 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,115.7  (17.9%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,082.5  (17.4%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,051.8  (16.9%)   
John GREEN 
 
 1,036.8  (16.7%)   
Kevin WATSON 
 
 949.1  (15.3%)  Defeated
Maureen GILLON 
 
 985.1  (15.8%)   
None of these 
 
 67.0  (1.1%)   
  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 (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Kevin WATSON) 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,251.3  (20.5%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,132.4  (18.5%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,122.2  (18.3%)   
John GREEN 
 
 1,077.8  (17.6%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 1,534.5  (25.1%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 170.0  (2.8%)   
  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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,251.3  (20.5%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,215.2  (19.9%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,278.1  (20.9%)  Equalized
John GREEN 
 
 1,149.8  (18.8%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 170.0  (2.8%)   
  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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,251.3  (20.5%)  Equalized
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,236.2  (20.2%)   
Sue DOW 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
John GREEN 
 
 1,183.4  (19.3%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 170.0  (2.8%)   
  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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,236.2  (20.2%)  Equalized
Sue DOW 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
John GREEN 
 
 1,211.1  (19.8%)   
Maureen GILLON 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)   
None of these 
 
 170.0  (2.8%)   
  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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Robert SHAW 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Euon MURRELL 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Sue DOW 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)  Elected
John GREEN 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)  Elected
Maureen GILLON 
 
 1,223.6  (20.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 170.0  (2.8%)   
  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, 97.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 73% 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, Northern Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 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 
 
71.5%   
2nd 
 
12.6%   
3rd 
 
8.1%   
4th 
 
4.2%   
5th 
 
2.6%   
6th 
 
0.5%   
7th 
 
0.3%   
  pies need GD