DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,131.0  (18.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHHH
Euon MURRELL  1,126.0  (17.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Sue DOW  952.0  (15.1%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
John GREEN  722.0  (11.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________ :
Kevin WATSON  660.0  (10.5%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______________ :
Allan BLOOMFIELD  592.0  (9.4%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________________ :
Maureen GILLON  581.0  (9.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
Margaret FAULKNER  524.0  (8.3%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert SHAW Elected
E 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Robert SHAW 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,048.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Euon MURRELL  1,126.0  (17.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GGG
Sue DOW  968.7  (15.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
John GREEN  740.5  (11.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __________ :
Kevin WATSON  675.7  (10.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____________ :
Allan BLOOMFIELD  606.9  (9.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________________ :
Maureen GILLON  591.4  (9.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________________ :
Margaret FAULKNER  530.8  (8.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD __________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Euon MURRELL Elected
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 (16.7% of counted votes).

Euon MURRELL 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
-------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,048.0  (16.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Euon MURRELL  1,048.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  986.4  (15.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __ :
John GREEN  757.0  (12.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________ :
Kevin WATSON  687.0  (10.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____________ :
Allan BLOOMFIELD  618.5  (9.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ________________ :
Maureen GILLON  606.7  (9.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________________ :
Margaret FAULKNER  536.5  (8.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD ___________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Margaret FAULKNER Defeated
B CCCC EEEE FF H IIIIII

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 (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Margaret FAULKNER) 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, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,060.9  (16.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Euon MURRELL  1,051.7  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,099.4  (17.5%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CCC
John GREEN  826.3  (13.2%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Kevin WATSON  849.7  (13.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _______ :
Allan BLOOMFIELD  655.2  (10.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________ :
Maureen GILLON  721.8  (11.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____________ :
None of these  23.0   
J ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sue DOW 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

Sue DOW 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,060.9  (16.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Euon MURRELL  1,051.7  (16.8%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Sue DOW  1,044.2  (16.7%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  834.9  (13.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _______ :
Kevin WATSON  860.5  (13.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ______ :
Allan BLOOMFIELD  660.3  (10.5%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB _____________ :
Maureen GILLON  752.7  (12.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
None of these  23.0   
J ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Allan BLOOMFIELD Defeated
EEEEEE FFFFFFFFF GG HH III 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
-------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,115.7  (17.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Euon MURRELL  1,082.5  (17.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,051.8  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  1,106.9  (17.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Kevin WATSON  925.8  (14.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII _____ :
Maureen GILLON  938.3  (15.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ____ :
None of these  67.0   
JJ ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John GREEN Elected
EE 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 (16.7% of counted votes).

John GREEN 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
-------------------------------------- 16.7%
Robert SHAW  1,115.7  (17.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Euon MURRELL  1,082.5  (17.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Sue DOW  1,051.8  (16.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  1,036.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Kevin WATSON  949.1  (15.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ____ :
Maureen GILLON  985.1  (15.8%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ___ :
None of these  67.0   
JJ ____________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Kevin WATSON Defeated
CCC EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE F GG HHHHH JJJJ

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 (16.7% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Robert SHAW  1,251.3  (20.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Euon MURRELL  1,132.4  (18.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Sue DOW  1,122.2  (18.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ____ :
John GREEN  1,077.8  (17.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____ :
Maureen GILLON  1,534.5  (25.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEE
None of these  170.0   
JJJJJJ ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Maureen GILLON Equalized
CCCCCC FFF GGG

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 (20% 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Robert SHAW  1,251.3  (20.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Euon MURRELL  1,215.2  (19.9%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,278.1  (20.9%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :CC
John GREEN  1,149.8  (18.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Maureen GILLON  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  170.0   
JJJJJJ ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Sue DOW Equalized
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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% 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, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Robert SHAW  1,251.3  (20.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :H
Euon MURRELL  1,236.2  (20.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  1,183.4  (19.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Maureen GILLON  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  170.0   
JJJJJJ ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Robert SHAW Equalized
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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% 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, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Robert SHAW  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Euon MURRELL  1,236.2  (20.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  1,211.1  (19.8%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Maureen GILLON  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  170.0   
JJJJJJ ______________________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Euon MURRELL Equalized
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 an elected member's equal share of the votes (20% 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, Porirua City, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
-------------------------------------------- 20%
Robert SHAW  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Euon MURRELL  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Sue DOW  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC :
John GREEN  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Maureen GILLON  1,223.6  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  170.0   
JJJJJJ ______________________________________
   
Results  
Sue DOWElected 
Maureen GILLONElected 
John GREENElected 
Euon MURRELLElected 
Robert SHAWElected 

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 (20% 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, 97.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 73% 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 5" 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, Northern Ward, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
5 candidates will be elected with 6,288 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 71.5% 
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2nd 12.6% 
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3rd 8.1% 
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