DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
----------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  6,568.0  (62.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Richard WALLS  1,677.0  (15.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGG _________ :
Lee VANDERVIS  965.0  (9.1%) 
FFFFFFFF _______________ :
Fliss BUTCHER  766.0  (7.2%) 
BBBBBBB ________________ :
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR  278.0  (2.6%) 
DDD ____________________ :
Diane YELDON  179.0  (1.7%) 
H ______________________ :
Mark PETERS  161.0  (1.5%) 
E ______________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Peter Wing Ho CHIN Elected
BBBBB DDD E FFFFFFF GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG HH

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.
Peter Wing Ho CHIN 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
----------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  2,648.5  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard WALLS  3,407.7  (32.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGGGGG
Lee VANDERVIS  1,799.7  (17.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ________ :
Fliss BUTCHER  1,393.2  (13.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR  644.5  (6.1%) 
DDDDD __________________ :
Diane YELDON  322.5  (3.0%) 
HHH ____________________ :
Mark PETERS  377.9  (3.6%) 
EEE ____________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Richard WALLS Elected
BB D E FF

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).

Richard WALLS 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
---------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  2,648.5  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard WALLS  2,648.5  (25.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lee VANDERVIS  2,051.6  (19.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Fliss BUTCHER  1,610.2  (15.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________ :
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR  767.1  (7.2%) 
DDDDDD ________________ :
Diane YELDON  388.3  (3.7%) 
HHH ___________________ :
Mark PETERS  479.9  (4.5%) 
EEEE __________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Diane YELDON Defeated
B C E F 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 (Diane YELDON) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
I
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
---------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  2,744.4  (25.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Richard WALLS  2,651.5  (25.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lee VANDERVIS  2,133.3  (20.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Fliss BUTCHER  1,717.2  (16.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR  809.7  (7.7%) 
DDDDDDD _______________ :
Mark PETERS  525.9  (5.0%) 
EEEE __________________ :
None of these  12.0   
______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark PETERS Defeated
B CC D 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 (25% of counted votes).

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

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
---------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  2,958.3  (28.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
Richard WALLS  2,665.5  (25.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lee VANDERVIS  2,224.2  (21.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Fliss BUTCHER  1,821.2  (17.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR  895.8  (8.5%) 
DDDDDDDD ______________ :
None of these  29.0   
______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Phillip DE WATTIGNAR Defeated
BB CCC FF

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 (Phillip DE WATTIGNAR) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
---------------------- 25%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  3,301.4  (31.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCC
Richard WALLS  2,700.5  (25.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Lee VANDERVIS  2,446.1  (23.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Fliss BUTCHER  2,082.1  (19.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____ :
None of these  64.0   
______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Fliss BUTCHER Defeated
CCCCCCCC FFFFFFF 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 (Fliss BUTCHER) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

next round Next Round














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
----------------------------- 33.3%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  4,272.5  (41.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCCCCCC
Richard WALLS  2,807.5  (27.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
Lee VANDERVIS  3,255.0  (31.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
None of these  259.0   
II ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Peter Wing Ho CHIN Equalized
FF GGGGGG

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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
----------------------------- 33.3%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  3,445.0  (33.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard WALLS  3,429.9  (33.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lee VANDERVIS  3,460.1  (33.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  259.0   
II ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lee VANDERVIS 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 (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.

next round Next Round














 
  
DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
----------------------------- 33.3%
Peter Wing Ho CHIN  3,445.0  (33.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Richard WALLS  3,445.0  (33.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Lee VANDERVIS  3,445.0  (33.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
None of these  259.0   
II ___________________________
   
Results  
Peter Wing Ho CHINElected 
Lee VANDERVISElected 
Richard WALLSElected 

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, 97.6% 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 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, Dunedin City, Hills Ward, 2004
note: Chin withdrew
by DemoChoice rules
3 candidates will be elected with 10,594 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 55.9% 
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2nd 28.7% 
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3rd 10.4% 
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4th 2.1% 
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