DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------ 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  656.0  (32.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Ross DAVIES  476.0  (23.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Trevor JOHNSON  249.0  (12.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___ :
Angela MCERLANE  203.0  (10.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
John NEILSON  151.0  (7.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Andre MABON  111.0  (5.5%) 
EEEEEEEEE _______________ :
Bev MCKEOWN  101.0  (5.0%) 
GGGGGGGGG _______________ :
Paul J ADAMS  89.0  (4.4%) 
BBBBBBB _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jan TUCKER Elected
BBB DDDDDDDDD EEEEE FFFFF GGG HHHHHH

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Jan TUCKER 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
------------------------- 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  290.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _ :
Ross DAVIES  476.0  (23.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Trevor JOHNSON  356.8  (17.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Angela MCERLANE  257.8  (12.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___ :
John NEILSON  217.1  (10.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Andre MABON  176.4  (8.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Bev MCKEOWN  132.2  (6.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGG ______________ :
Paul J ADAMS  128.9  (6.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ross DAVIES Elected
BB EEE FFFFF GGG HHHH

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Ross DAVIES 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
------------------------- 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  290.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  290.9  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  356.8  (17.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Angela MCERLANE  311.3  (15.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
John NEILSON  256.6  (12.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____ :
Andre MABON  215.5  (10.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______ :
Bev MCKEOWN  160.1  (7.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________ :
Paul J ADAMS  154.0  (7.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Trevor JOHNSON Elected
B EE GG H

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Trevor JOHNSON 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
------------------------- 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  290.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  290.9  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  290.9  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Angela MCERLANE  311.3  (15.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
John NEILSON  273.2  (13.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Andre MABON  239.2  (11.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Bev MCKEOWN  172.7  (8.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___________ :
Paul J ADAMS  167.1  (8.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Angela MCERLANE Elected
E

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Angela MCERLANE 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
------------------------ 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  290.9  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  290.9  (14.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  290.9  (14.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Angela MCERLANE  290.9  (14.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
John NEILSON  275.9  (13.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Andre MABON  245.0  (12.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____ :
Bev MCKEOWN  179.9  (8.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Paul J ADAMS  171.8  (8.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Paul J ADAMS Defeated
C EEE GGGGG HHH II J

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
J
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------------ 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  312.3  (15.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :II
Ross DAVIES  304.3  (15.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
Trevor JOHNSON  291.9  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Angela MCERLANE  292.9  (14.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
John NEILSON  308.8  (15.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Andre MABON  278.5  (13.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
Bev MCKEOWN  231.3  (11.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____ :
None of these  16.0   
JJ ______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John NEILSON Elected
E G

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

John NEILSON 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
------------------------- 14.3%
Jan TUCKER  312.3  (15.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Ross DAVIES  304.3  (15.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Trevor JOHNSON  291.9  (14.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Angela MCERLANE  292.9  (14.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
John NEILSON  288.6  (14.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Andre MABON  288.8  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Bev MCKEOWN  241.3  (11.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
None of these  16.0   
J ________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bev MCKEOWN Defeated
CCCCC DD E FFF H IIIIIIII J

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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%
Jan TUCKER  407.3  (20.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIII
Ross DAVIES  370.7  (18.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCC
Trevor JOHNSON  314.9  (15.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
Angela MCERLANE  319.9  (15.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
John NEILSON  301.5  (15.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___ :
Andre MABON  298.8  (14.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jan TUCKER Equalized
DD E F H

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 (16.7% 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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%
Jan TUCKER  335.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  370.7  (18.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Trevor JOHNSON  343.4  (17.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Angela MCERLANE  335.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
John NEILSON  314.6  (15.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Andre MABON  313.4  (15.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ross DAVIES Equalized
E FF H

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 (16.7% 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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%
Jan TUCKER  335.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  335.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  343.4  (17.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Angela MCERLANE  352.3  (17.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
John NEILSON  324.5  (16.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _ :
Andre MABON  321.8  (16.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _ :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Angela MCERLANE Equalized
E H

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 (16.7% 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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%
Jan TUCKER  335.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  335.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  343.4  (17.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Angela MCERLANE  335.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
John NEILSON  329.2  (16.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Andre MABON  333.9  (16.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Trevor JOHNSON Equalized
E

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 (16.7% 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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%
Jan TUCKER  335.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  335.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Trevor JOHNSON  335.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Angela MCERLANE  335.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
John NEILSON  331.5  (16.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Andre MABON  339.5  (16.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andre MABON 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 (16.7% 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: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 ballots cast.

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


Round 13    
---------------------------- 16.7%
Jan TUCKER  335.5  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ross DAVIES  335.5  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Trevor JOHNSON  335.5  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Angela MCERLANE  335.5  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
John NEILSON  335.5  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Andre MABON  335.5  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  23.0   
JJ __________________________
   
Results  
Ross DAVIESElected 
Trevor JOHNSONElected 
Andre MABONElected 
Angela MCERLANEElected 
John NEILSONElected 
Jan TUCKERElected 

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 (16.7% 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, 98.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 90.7% 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.

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
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Chalmers Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,036 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 66.2% 
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2nd 19.2% 
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