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

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


Round 1    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  666.0  (25.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  359.0  (13.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________________ :
Tracey WATERS  356.0  (13.5%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________ :
Liz KELLY  341.0  (13.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________ :
Don BORRIE  225.0  (8.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  188.0  (7.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDD ____________________________ :
Donni ALLUM  132.0  (5.0%) 
BBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  129.0  (4.9%) 
JJJJJJJJ ________________________________ :
Rose HUDSON  91.0  (3.5%) 
GGGGG ___________________________________ :
Helen DOUGLAS  88.0  (3.3%) 
FFFFFF __________________________________ :
Peter G WINDSOR  56.0  (2.1%) 
LLL _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ken DOUGLAS 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 the number of votes that guarantees victory (25% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Ken DOUGLAS 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, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  657.8  (25.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  360.1  (13.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________________ :
Tracey WATERS  356.7  (13.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK __________________ :
Liz KELLY  341.6  (13.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________ :
Don BORRIE  225.6  (8.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  189.6  (7.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Donni ALLUM  132.1  (5.0%) 
BBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  129.2  (4.9%) 
JJJJJJJJ ________________________________ :
Rose HUDSON  91.3  (3.5%) 
GGGGGG __________________________________ :
Helen DOUGLAS  90.8  (3.5%) 
FFFFF ___________________________________ :
Peter G WINDSOR  56.1  (2.1%) 
LLL _____________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Peter G WINDSOR Defeated
C E G H K

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
M
None of these

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

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


Round 3    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  659.8  (25.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  367.1  (14.0%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII __________________ :
Tracey WATERS  371.7  (14.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
Liz KELLY  350.6  (13.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ___________________ :
Don BORRIE  231.7  (8.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  189.6  (7.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDD _____________________________ :
Donni ALLUM  134.1  (5.1%) 
BBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  132.2  (5.0%) 
JJJJJJJJ ________________________________ :
Rose HUDSON  97.3  (3.7%) 
GGGGGG __________________________________ :
Helen DOUGLAS  90.8  (3.5%) 
FFFFFF __________________________________ :
None of these  6.0   
________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Helen DOUGLAS Defeated
DDD E G I

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 4    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  662.1  (25.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  376.5  (14.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _________________ :
Tracey WATERS  381.9  (14.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _________________ :
Liz KELLY  356.8  (13.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________________ :
Don BORRIE  235.8  (9.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  232.9  (8.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________________ :
Donni ALLUM  137.2  (5.2%) 
BBBBBBBB ________________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  134.3  (5.1%) 
JJJJJJJJ ________________________________ :
Rose HUDSON  103.5  (3.9%) 
GGGGGG __________________________________ :
None of these  10.0   
M _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Rose HUDSON Defeated
B C D H J KK

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 5    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  667.2  (25.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  385.6  (14.8%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ________________ :
Tracey WATERS  407.0  (15.6%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______________ :
Liz KELLY  380.9  (14.6%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _________________ :
Don BORRIE  240.8  (9.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  240.9  (9.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________________________ :
Donni ALLUM  143.2  (5.5%) 
BBBBBBBBB _______________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  146.4  (5.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJ _______________________________ :
None of these  19.0   
M _______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Donni ALLUM Defeated
HHH I J KK 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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 6    
--------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  671.3  (25.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  398.6  (15.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______________ :
Tracey WATERS  434.0  (16.7%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _____________ :
Liz KELLY  428.9  (16.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _____________ :
Don BORRIE  255.8  (9.8%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________________ :
Glynis DENZ  250.9  (9.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________________ :
Dick RENOUF  160.4  (6.2%) 
JJJJJJJJJJ _____________________________ :
None of these  31.0   
MM _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Dick RENOUF Defeated
CC D HH I KK 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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 7    
---------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  680.4  (26.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  423.7  (16.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________ :
Tracey WATERS  470.1  (18.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ___________ :
Liz KELLY  458.0  (17.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Don BORRIE  283.9  (11.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________________ :
Glynis DENZ  266.0  (10.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ________________________ :
None of these  49.0   
MMM _____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Glynis DENZ Defeated
C EEEEE HHH I KKK MM

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 8    
-------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  767.3  (30.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEE
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  446.8  (17.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ___________ :
Tracey WATERS  517.3  (20.4%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _______ :
Liz KELLY  515.5  (20.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH _______ :
Don BORRIE  295.1  (11.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____________________ :
None of these  89.0   
MMMMMM ________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Don BORRIE Defeated
EE HHH IIII KKKKK MMMM

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 9    
------------------------------------- 25%
Ken DOUGLAS  808.9  (32.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEE
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY  504.0  (20.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______ :
Tracey WATERS  590.5  (23.8%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK _ :
Liz KELLY  572.7  (23.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
None of these  155.0   
MMMMMMMMMM ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Graham Ian (Bud) LAVERY Defeated
EEEEE HHHH KKKKKKKKKKKKKK MMMMMMM

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 (25% of counted votes).

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

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

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


Round 10    
------------------------------------------------ 33.3%
Ken DOUGLAS  905.1  (38.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Tracey WATERS  807.9  (34.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Liz KELLY  648.0  (27.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ________ :
None of these  270.0   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ken DOUGLAS Equalized
HHHHHHH

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 (33.3% 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, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
------------------------------------------------ 33.3%
Ken DOUGLAS  787.0  (33.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Tracey WATERS  807.9  (34.2%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :K
Liz KELLY  766.1  (32.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
None of these  270.0   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM _______________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tracey WATERS Equalized
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 (33.3% 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, Porirua City, Western Ward, 2004 by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 2,631 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
------------------------------------------------ 33.3%
Ken DOUGLAS  787.0  (33.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Tracey WATERS  787.0  (33.3%) 
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK :
Liz KELLY  787.0  (33.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
None of these  270.0   
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ________________________________
   
Results  
Ken DOUGLASElected 
Liz KELLYElected 
Tracey WATERSElected 

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 (33.3% 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, 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows 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.

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 52.6% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 25.4% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 14.4% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
4th 3.1% 
XXX
5th 1.5% 
X
6th 1.1% 
X
7th 0.9% 
X
8th 0.5% 
X