DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  3,171.0  (22.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMM
Neil COLLINS  3,017.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
John BEZETT  2,205.0  (15.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Bill ACKLIN  1,858.0  (13.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,631.0  (11.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  569.0  (4.0%) 
LLLLLLLLL __________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  529.0  (3.7%) 
GGGGGGGGG __________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  506.0  (3.6%) 
JJJJJJJJ ___________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  203.0  (1.4%) 
FFF ________________________________________ :
Grant BENSON  192.0  (1.4%) 
DDD ________________________________________ :
Graeme HENDERSON  177.0  (1.3%) 
III ________________________________________ :
Jimmy KNOWLES  55.0  (0.4%) 
K __________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Leah MCBEY Elected
B C EE F J L

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 (20% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Leah MCBEY 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,822.6  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Neil COLLINS  3,017.0  (21.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
John BEZETT  2,305.5  (16.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Bill ACKLIN  1,914.7  (13.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,684.6  (11.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  602.3  (4.3%) 
LLLLLLLLLL __________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  565.1  (4.0%) 
GGGGGGGG ____________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  529.4  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJJJ ____________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  229.0  (1.6%) 
FFFF ________________________________________ :
Grant BENSON  200.7  (1.4%) 
DDD _________________________________________ :
Graeme HENDERSON  183.9  (1.3%) 
III _________________________________________ :
Jimmy KNOWLES  58.1  (0.4%) 
K ___________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Neil COLLINS Elected
C E L

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 (20% of counted votes).

Neil COLLINS 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,822.6  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Neil COLLINS  2,822.6  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  2,380.9  (16.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______ :
Bill ACKLIN  1,958.2  (13.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,708.3  (12.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  621.6  (4.4%) 
LLLLLLLLLL _________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  572.9  (4.1%) 
GGGGGGGGG __________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  541.0  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJJJ ___________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  233.0  (1.7%) 
FFFF _______________________________________ :
Grant BENSON  204.1  (1.4%) 
DDD ________________________________________ :
Graeme HENDERSON  188.0  (1.3%) 
III ________________________________________ :
Jimmy KNOWLES  59.7  (0.4%) 
K __________________________________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jimmy KNOWLES Defeated
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 (20% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
N
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,824.0  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Neil COLLINS  2,824.7  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  2,387.4  (16.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _______ :
Bill ACKLIN  1,970.6  (14.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,720.9  (12.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  625.8  (4.4%) 
LLLLLLLLL __________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  576.0  (4.1%) 
GGGGGGGGG __________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  542.2  (3.8%) 
JJJJJJJJ ___________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  234.5  (1.7%) 
FFFF _______________________________________ :
Grant BENSON  212.6  (1.5%) 
DDD ________________________________________ :
Graeme HENDERSON  188.3  (1.3%) 
III ________________________________________ :
None of these  6.0   
___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Graeme HENDERSON Defeated
B C E F 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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,828.7  (20.1%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Neil COLLINS  2,828.0  (20.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  2,427.4  (17.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______ :
Bill ACKLIN  2,005.7  (14.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,744.2  (12.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  647.3  (4.6%) 
LLLLLLLLLL _________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  588.9  (4.2%) 
GGGGGGGGG __________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  558.6  (4.0%) 
JJJJJJJJJ __________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  245.0  (1.7%) 
FFFF _______________________________________ :
Grant BENSON  213.0  (1.5%) 
DDD ________________________________________ :
None of these  26.0   
N __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Grant BENSON Defeated
B C F 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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,842.5  (20.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Neil COLLINS  2,832.8  (20.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  2,450.2  (17.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Bill ACKLIN  2,037.4  (14.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,779.3  (12.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  658.2  (4.7%) 
LLLLLLLLLL _________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  618.8  (4.4%) 
GGGGGGGGG __________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  573.2  (4.1%) 
JJJJJJJJJ __________________________________ :
Jane BOREHAM  274.5  (2.0%) 
FFFFF ______________________________________ :
None of these  46.0   
N __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jane BOREHAM Defeated
B C E G H J L

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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,876.1  (20.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Neil COLLINS  2,846.1  (20.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
John BEZETT  2,482.6  (17.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _____ :
Bill ACKLIN  2,073.7  (14.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ____________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,814.2  (12.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  676.3  (4.8%) 
LLLLLLLLLL _________________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  671.7  (4.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGG _________________________________ :
Stuart KEMP  608.4  (4.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJ _________________________________ :
None of these  64.0   
N __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Stuart KEMP Defeated
BB C EE GG H L 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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,902.7  (20.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Neil COLLINS  2,862.0  (20.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
John BEZETT  2,611.0  (18.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Bill ACKLIN  2,220.5  (15.9%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _________ :
Jeremy BELCHER  1,901.2  (13.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ______________ :
Christopher George MARLOW  753.8  (5.4%) 
LLLLLLLLLLLL _______________________________ :
Andrew BROWN  753.8  (5.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGG _______________________________ :
None of these  108.0   
NN _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Christopher George MARLOW Defeated
BB C EEEE GG M 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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
------------------------------------------- 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,955.7  (21.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MM
Neil COLLINS  2,900.5  (20.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
John BEZETT  2,849.2  (20.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Bill ACKLIN  2,341.9  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _______ :
Jeremy BELCHER  2,003.3  (14.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Andrew BROWN  898.5  (6.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGG ______________________________ :
None of these  164.0   
NNN ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John BEZETT Elected
C 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 (20% of counted votes).

John BEZETT 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
------------------------------------------ 20%
Leah MCBEY  2,955.7  (21.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMM
Neil COLLINS  2,900.5  (20.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
John BEZETT  2,789.8  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Bill ACKLIN  2,367.9  (17.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ______ :
Jeremy BELCHER  2,019.2  (14.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________ :
Andrew BROWN  916.0  (6.6%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____________________________ :
None of these  164.0   
NN ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew BROWN Defeated
BBBB CCCC E H MMM NN

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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
------------------------------------------ 20%
Leah MCBEY  3,150.4  (22.8%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMMM
Neil COLLINS  2,994.2  (21.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
John BEZETT  2,845.0  (20.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
Bill ACKLIN  2,568.1  (18.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ___ :
Jeremy BELCHER  2,271.4  (16.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________ :
None of these  284.0   
NNNN ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jeremy BELCHER Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBBBB EEEEE HHHHH MMMMMMM NNNNN

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 (20% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
--------------------------------------------------- 25%
Leah MCBEY  3,594.7  (26.6%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMM
Neil COLLINS  3,334.8  (24.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  3,168.6  (23.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
Bill ACKLIN  3,421.0  (25.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
None of these  594.0   
NNNNNNNNN __________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Leah MCBEY Equalized
EE 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 (25% 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 13    
---------------------------------------------------- 25%
Leah MCBEY  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Neil COLLINS  3,435.3  (25.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  3,283.0  (24.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Bill ACKLIN  3,421.0  (25.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
None of these  594.0   
NNNNNNNNN ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Neil COLLINS 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 (25% 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 14    
---------------------------------------------------- 25%
Leah MCBEY  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Neil COLLINS  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
John BEZETT  3,338.5  (24.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Bill ACKLIN  3,421.0  (25.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
None of these  594.0   
NNNNNNNNN ___________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bill ACKLIN 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 (25% 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 ballots cast.

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


Round 15    
--------------------------------------------------- 25%
Leah MCBEY  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Neil COLLINS  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
John BEZETT  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Bill ACKLIN  3,379.8  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
None of these  594.0   
NNNNNNNNN __________________________________________
   
Results  
Bill ACKLINElected 
John BEZETTElected 
Neil COLLINSElected 
Leah MCBEYElected 

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 (25% 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, 95.8% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 72.6% 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 4" 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, South Dunedin Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 14,113 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 71.6% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2nd 14.4% 
XXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 7.6% 
XXXXXX
4th 4.5% 
XXXX
5th 0.8% 
X
6th 0.4% 
7th 0.2% 
8th 0.2% 
X