DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 666.0  (25.3%)  Elected
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 359.0  (13.6%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 356.0  (13.5%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 341.0  (13.0%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 225.0  (8.6%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 188.0  (7.1%)   
Donni ALLUM 
 
 132.0  (5.0%)   
Dick RENOUF 
 
 129.0  (4.9%)   
Rose HUDSON 
 
 91.0  (3.5%)   
Helen DOUGLAS 
 
 88.0  (3.3%)   
Peter G WINDSOR 
 
 56.0  (2.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Ken DOUGLAS has enough votes to guarantee victory (25%) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 657.8  (25.0%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 360.1  (13.7%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 356.7  (13.6%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 341.6  (13.0%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 225.6  (8.6%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 189.6  (7.2%)   
Donni ALLUM 
 
 132.1  (5.0%)   
Dick RENOUF 
 
 129.2  (4.9%)   
Rose HUDSON 
 
 91.3  (3.5%)   
Helen DOUGLAS 
 
 90.8  (3.5%)   
Peter G WINDSOR 
 
 56.1  (2.1%)  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Peter G WINDSOR) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 659.8  (25.1%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 367.1  (14.0%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 371.7  (14.2%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 350.6  (13.4%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 231.7  (8.8%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 189.6  (7.2%)   
Donni ALLUM 
 
 134.1  (5.1%)   
Dick RENOUF 
 
 132.2  (5.0%)   
Rose HUDSON 
 
 97.3  (3.7%)   
Helen DOUGLAS 
 
 90.8  (3.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 6.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Helen DOUGLAS) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 662.1  (25.3%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 376.5  (14.4%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 381.9  (14.6%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 356.8  (13.6%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 235.8  (9.0%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 232.9  (8.9%)   
Donni ALLUM 
 
 137.2  (5.2%)   
Dick RENOUF 
 
 134.3  (5.1%)   
Rose HUDSON 
 
 103.5  (3.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 10.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Rose HUDSON) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 667.2  (25.5%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 385.6  (14.8%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 407.0  (15.6%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 380.9  (14.6%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 240.8  (9.2%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 240.9  (9.2%)   
Donni ALLUM 
 
 143.2  (5.5%)  Defeated
Dick RENOUF 
 
 146.4  (5.6%)   
None of these 
 
 19.0  (0.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (25%), so the last-place candidate (Donni ALLUM) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 671.3  (25.8%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 398.6  (15.3%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 434.0  (16.7%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 428.9  (16.5%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 255.8  (9.8%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 250.9  (9.7%)   
Dick RENOUF 
 
 160.4  (6.2%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 31.0  (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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Dick RENOUF) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 680.4  (26.4%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 423.7  (16.4%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 470.1  (18.2%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 458.0  (17.7%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 283.9  (11.0%)   
Glynis DENZ 
 
 266.0  (10.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 49.0  (1.9%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Glynis DENZ) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 767.3  (30.2%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 446.8  (17.6%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 517.3  (20.4%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 515.5  (20.3%)   
Don BORRIE 
 
 295.1  (11.6%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 89.0  (3.5%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Don BORRIE) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 808.9  (32.7%)   
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY 
 
 504.0  (20.4%)  Defeated
Tracey WATERS 
 
 590.5  (23.8%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 572.7  (23.1%)   
None of these 
 
 155.0  (6.3%)   
  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 (25%), so the last-place candidate (Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY) 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 905.1  (38.3%)  Equalized
Tracey WATERS 
 
 807.9  (34.2%)   
Liz KELLY 
 
 648.0  (27.4%)   
None of these 
 
 270.0  (11.4%)   
  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, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 787.0  (33.3%)   
Tracey WATERS 
 
 807.9  (34.2%)  Equalized
Liz KELLY 
 
 766.1  (32.4%)   
None of these 
 
 270.0  (11.4%)   
  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, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Ken DOUGLAS 
 
 787.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Tracey WATERS 
 
 787.0  (33.3%)  Elected
Liz KELLY 
 
 787.0  (33.3%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 270.0  (11.4%)   
  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, 89.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 52.5% 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 3" 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, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 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 
 
52.6%   
2nd 
 
25.4%   
3rd 
 
14.4%   
4th 
 
3.1%   
5th 
 
1.5%   
6th 
 
1.1%   
7th 
 
0.9%   
8th 
 
0.5%   
9th 
 
0.4%   
10th 
 
0.2%   
  pies need GD