DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 1    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,534.0  (18.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  8,759.0  (13.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _________ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,493.0  (13.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  7,617.0  (11.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,042.0  (9.4%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  5,958.0  (9.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,877.0  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  3,722.0  (5.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,727.0  (4.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,337.0  (3.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _____________________________________ :
Kelly, Tom (no party)  1,373.0  (2.1%) 
IIIIII _________________________________________ :
O' Brien, Pat (no party)  1,199.0  (1.9%) 
JJJJJJ _________________________________________ :
Colwell, Jane (no party)  263.0  (0.4%) 
D ______________________________________________ :
Redmond, Michael (Christian Solidarity)  180.0  (0.3%) 
L ______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil) Elected
B F N

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 2    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,680.2  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  9,072.7  (14.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,751.3  (13.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  7,693.0  (12.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,093.4  (9.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,019.4  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,892.0  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  3,750.4  (5.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,748.0  (4.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,353.2  (3.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _____________________________________ :
Kelly, Tom (no party)  1,379.5  (2.2%) 
IIIIII _________________________________________ :
O' Brien, Pat (no party)  1,202.1  (1.9%) 
JJJJJ __________________________________________ :
Colwell, Jane (no party)  264.8  (0.4%) 
D ______________________________________________ :
Redmond, Michael (Christian Solidarity)  181.2  (0.3%) 
_______________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Redmond, Michael (Christian Solidarity) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Redmond, Michael (Christian Solidarity)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
P
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,683.3  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  9,092.1  (14.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,765.4  (13.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  7,715.0  (12.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,107.4  (9.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,035.4  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,896.1  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  3,766.4  (5.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,754.1  (4.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOO __________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,372.3  (3.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _____________________________________ :
Kelly, Tom (no party)  1,388.5  (2.2%) 
IIIIII _________________________________________ :
O' Brien, Pat (no party)  1,215.2  (1.9%) 
JJJJJ __________________________________________ :
Colwell, Jane (no party)  273.8  (0.4%) 
D ______________________________________________ :
None of these  16.0   
_______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Colwell, Jane (no party) Defeated

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Colwell, Jane (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,685.6  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  9,103.3  (14.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _______ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,786.6  (13.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  7,725.3  (12.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,144.6  (9.6%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,071.6  (9.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,903.1  (6.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  3,806.6  (5.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,769.2  (4.3%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,406.4  (3.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKK _____________________________________ :
Kelly, Tom (no party)  1,402.5  (2.2%) 
IIIIII _________________________________________ :
O' Brien, Pat (no party)  1,244.3  (1.9%) 
JJJJJJ _________________________________________ :
None of these  32.0   
_______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
O' Brien, Pat (no party) Defeated
C H I K N O P

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (O' Brien, Pat (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,689.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  9,284.0  (14.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ______ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,832.8  (13.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  7,880.6  (12.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,266.0  (9.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ___________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,139.6  (9.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,937.1  (6.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  3,918.9  (6.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ______________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,844.2  (4.4%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOO ___________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,630.7  (4.1%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKK ___________________________________ :
Kelly, Tom (no party)  1,565.7  (2.4%) 
IIIIIII ________________________________________ :
None of these  92.0   
_______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kelly, Tom (no party) Defeated
C F G H K M N P

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Kelly, Tom (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,705.9  (16.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  9,645.6  (15.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ____ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,878.6  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  8,120.1  (12.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,383.8  (10.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ___________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,266.1  (9.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  3,978.2  (6.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  4,104.1  (6.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  2,964.3  (4.6%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOO __________________________________ :
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)  2,831.2  (4.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKK ___________________________________ :
None of these  203.0   
P ______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
O' Byrne, Fergal (Green) Defeated
B C E FF G HH M N OOO P

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (O' Byrne, Fergal (Green)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,734.5  (16.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  10,005.1  (15.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ___ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  8,985.2  (14.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  8,454.9  (13.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  6,710.0  (10.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM __________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  6,639.5  (10.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  4,052.5  (6.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  4,462.8  (7.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________________ :
Ward, Peter (Labour)  3,596.4  (5.7%) 
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO _______________________________ :
None of these  440.0   
P ______________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ward, Peter (Labour) Defeated
B CCC FFF G HHH MM N PP

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Ward, Peter (Labour)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8    
----------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,804.5  (17.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  10,260.4  (16.2%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN __ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  9,107.2  (14.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  9,148.8  (14.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _______ :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  7,121.1  (11.3%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  7,377.7  (11.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)  4,272.1  (6.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________________________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  5,138.3  (8.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________________________ :
None of these  851.0   
PPP ____________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael) Defeated
BB CCCCCCCC FFFFFF H M P

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Farrelly, John V. (Fine Gael)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9    
---------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,835.8  (17.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  10,370.6  (16.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  9,574.8  (15.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  10,882.2  (17.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  7,346.9  (11.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _____________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  8,727.0  (13.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  5,256.9  (8.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________ :
None of these  1,087.0   
PPPPP _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bruton, John (Fine Gael) Elected
B F

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Bruton, John (Fine Gael) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10    
---------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  10,835.8  (17.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  10,385.4  (16.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  9,619.5  (15.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  10,499.0  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  7,366.7  (11.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ______________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  9,007.5  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)  5,280.2  (8.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______________________ :
None of these  1,087.0   
PPPP __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fitzgerald, Brian (no party) Defeated
B CC E FFFFFF MMM NNNNNN PPPP

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Fitzgerald, Brian (no party)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11    
---------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,031.2  (17.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,652.3  (18.8%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :NNNNN
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  9,919.4  (16.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB __ :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  10,911.8  (17.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  8,097.9  (13.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM __________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  10,444.5  (16.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  2,024.0   
PPPPPPPPP _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil) Elected
BBBBB M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12    
---------------------------------------------- 16.7%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,031.2  (17.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  10,342.8  (16.7%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  10,973.6  (17.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  10,911.8  (17.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)  8,353.1  (13.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _________ :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  10,444.5  (16.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  2,024.0   
PPPPPPPPP _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin) Defeated
BBBB CCCC EEEEEE FFFFFF NNNN PPPPPPPPPPP

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Reilly, Joe (Sinn Féin)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13    
---------------------------------------------------- 20%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  12,499.1  (21.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,344.5  (19.1%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN __ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  11,866.6  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  11,910.4  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  11,798.5  (19.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  4,662.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil) Equalized
B F N

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% of counted votes).

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.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14    
---------------------------------------------------- 20%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,585.4  (19.5%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  12,120.2  (20.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  11,910.4  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  11,919.3  (20.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
None of these  4,662.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil) Equalized
N

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% of counted votes).

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.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 15    
---------------------------------------------------- 20%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,821.7  (19.9%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  11,910.4  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  11,919.3  (20.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  4,662.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
English, Damien (Fine Gael) Equalized

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% of counted votes).

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.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 16    
----------------------------------------------------- 20%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,857.2  (20.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN _ :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  11,910.4  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  4,662.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bruton, John (Fine Gael) Equalized

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% of counted votes).

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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 17    
---------------------------------------------------- 20%
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
English, Damien (Fine Gael)  11,883.8  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  4,662.0   
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP _______________________________
   
Results  
Brady, Johnny (Fianna Fáil)Elected 
Bruton, John (Fine Gael)Elected 
Dempsey, Noel (Fianna Fáil)Elected 
English, Damien (Fine Gael)Elected 
Wallace, Mary (Fianna Fáil)Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% of counted votes).

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 92.7% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 66.2% 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Dáil - Meath 17 May 2002
Multi-member district election for lower house of Irish parliament
5 candidates will be elected with 64,081 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 70.0% 
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2nd 16.1% 
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3rd 8.1% 
XXXXXXX
4th 3.1% 
XXX
5th 1.2% 
X
6th 0.6% 
7th 0.4% 
8th 0.2% 
9th 0.1%