DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------------------ 20%
Chris ADAMS  1,438.0  (30.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
Brian CASHMERE  959.0  (20.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lester HARVEY  768.0  (16.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _______ :
Martin DILLON  694.0  (14.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _________ :
John M HANRAHAN  447.0  (9.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________________ :
Bill FEATHER  435.0  (9.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Chris ADAMS Elected
DDDDDDDD EEE FFF GGGG

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.
Chris ADAMS 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
------------------------------------ 20%
Chris ADAMS  948.2  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Brian CASHMERE  959.0  (20.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lester HARVEY  856.5  (18.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ____ :
Martin DILLON  909.9  (19.2%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
John M HANRAHAN  544.7  (11.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Bill FEATHER  522.7  (11.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Brian CASHMERE 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 (20% of counted votes).

Brian CASHMERE 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
------------------------------------ 20%
Chris ADAMS  948.2  (20.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :B
Brian CASHMERE  948.2  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lester HARVEY  860.2  (18.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Martin DILLON  913.1  (19.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD _ :
John M HANRAHAN  546.8  (11.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______________ :
Bill FEATHER  524.5  (11.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Bill FEATHER Defeated
B DDDDD FFFFFFF GGGGGG 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 (20% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
H
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
------------------------------------ 20%
Chris ADAMS  976.6  (20.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Brian CASHMERE  958.4  (20.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :C
Lester HARVEY  1,008.7  (21.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Martin DILLON  1,037.4  (22.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
John M HANRAHAN  713.9  (15.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _________ :
None of these  46.0   
HH __________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John M HANRAHAN Defeated
BBBBBBBBBBB CCCCC DDDD GGGGG HHH

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 (John M HANRAHAN) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
--------------------------------------------- 25%
Chris ADAMS  1,254.6  (27.1%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Brian CASHMERE  1,082.3  (23.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
Lester HARVEY  1,154.7  (24.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _ :
Martin DILLON  1,137.4  (24.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __ :
None of these  112.0   
HHHH _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Chris ADAMS Equalized
CC DD

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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
--------------------------------------------- 25%
Chris ADAMS  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Brian CASHMERE  1,122.0  (24.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
Lester HARVEY  1,174.2  (25.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Martin DILLON  1,175.6  (25.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  112.0   
HHHH _________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Martin DILLON Equalized
C

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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
-------------------------------------------- 25%
Chris ADAMS  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Brian CASHMERE  1,140.4  (24.6%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lester HARVEY  1,174.2  (25.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Martin DILLON  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  112.0   
HHHH ________________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Lester HARVEY 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
-------------------------------------------- 25%
Chris ADAMS  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Brian CASHMERE  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
Lester HARVEY  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Martin DILLON  1,157.3  (25.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
None of these  112.0   
HHHHH _______________________________________
   
Results  
Chris ADAMSElected 
Brian CASHMEREElected 
Martin DILLONElected 
Lester HARVEYElected 

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, 97.6% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 81.4% 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, Mosgiel Subdivision, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
4 candidates will be elected with 4,741 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 75.7% 
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2nd 15.4% 
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