DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 633.0  (31.6%)  Elected
Ernie BALL 
 
 365.0  (18.2%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 229.0  (11.4%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 229.0  (11.4%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 155.0  (7.7%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 131.0  (6.5%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 102.0  (5.1%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 92.0  (4.6%)   
Neville K JEMMETT 
 
 69.0  (3.4%)   
  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.
Scott WEATHERALL 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 365.0  (18.2%)  Elected
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 266.0  (13.3%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 318.6  (15.9%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 225.7  (11.3%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 178.4  (8.9%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 144.8  (7.2%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 127.0  (6.3%)   
Neville K JEMMETT 
 
 93.0  (4.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ernie BALL 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 291.4  (14.5%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 318.6  (15.9%)  Elected
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 233.3  (11.6%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 188.4  (9.4%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 160.5  (8.0%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 136.8  (6.8%)   
Neville K JEMMETT 
 
 103.3  (5.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Murray WILSON 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 291.4  (14.5%)  Elected
Murray WILSON 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 237.9  (11.9%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 192.4  (9.6%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 166.3  (8.3%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 147.0  (7.3%)   
Neville K JEMMETT 
 
 110.8  (5.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Hugh MONTGOMERY 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 286.4  (14.3%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 238.2  (11.9%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 193.2  (9.6%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 167.6  (8.4%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 148.4  (7.4%)   
Neville K JEMMETT 
 
 111.8  (5.6%)  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 (Neville K JEMMETT) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 297.8  (14.9%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 291.4  (14.6%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 289.4  (14.5%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 289.4  (14.5%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 247.3  (12.4%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 219.9  (11.0%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 188.7  (9.4%)   
Alan SHOOTER 
 
 178.0  (8.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 3.0  (0.1%)   
  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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Alan SHOOTER) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 323.8  (16.2%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 304.4  (15.3%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 292.4  (14.7%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 296.4  (14.9%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 260.6  (13.1%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 272.0  (13.6%)   
Graeme DUTHIE 
 
 244.4  (12.3%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 11.0  (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 (14.3%), so the last-place candidate (Graeme DUTHIE) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 384.5  (19.4%)  Equalized
Ernie BALL 
 
 334.6  (16.8%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 301.4  (15.2%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 309.4  (15.6%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 295.6  (14.9%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 360.5  (18.2%)   
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 334.6  (16.8%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 317.4  (16.0%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 334.8  (16.9%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 307.8  (15.5%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 360.5  (18.2%)  Equalized
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 334.6  (16.8%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 339.3  (17.1%)  Equalized
Murray WILSON 
 
 334.8  (16.9%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 315.3  (15.9%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 334.6  (16.8%)   
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 334.8  (16.9%)  Equalized
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 323.6  (16.3%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Ernie BALL 
 
 334.6  (16.8%)  Equalized
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
Murray WILSON 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 327.4  (16.5%)   
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)   
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 13 Legend  
Scott WEATHERALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Ernie BALL 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Hugh MONTGOMERY 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Murray WILSON 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
David Dennis MCPHEE 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
Keith MCFADYEN 
 
 331.0  (16.7%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 19.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 99.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 86.9% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 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 
 
67.6%   
2nd 
 
18.4%   
3rd 
 
5.9%   
4th 
 
3.1%   
5th 
 
1.9%   
6th 
 
1.9%   
7th 
 
0.5%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
9th 
 
0.3%   
  pies need GD