DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 1    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  633.0  (31.6%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Ernie BALL  365.0  (18.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Hugh MONTGOMERY  229.0  (11.4%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG _____ :
Murray WILSON  229.0  (11.4%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ______ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  155.0  (7.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFF ___________ :
Keith MCFADYEN  131.0  (6.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEE ______________ :
Graeme DUTHIE  102.0  (5.1%) 
CCCCCCCC _________________ :
Alan SHOOTER  92.0  (4.6%) 
HHHHHHHH _________________ :
Neville K JEMMETT  69.0  (3.4%) 
DDDDDD ___________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Scott WEATHERALL Elected
CCCC DD EEEE FFFFFFF GGG HHH JJJJJJJJ

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Scott WEATHERALL 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 2    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  365.0  (18.2%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBBBBBB
Hugh MONTGOMERY  266.0  (13.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Murray WILSON  318.6  (15.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
David Dennis MCPHEE  225.7  (11.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ______ :
Keith MCFADYEN  178.4  (8.9%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE __________ :
Graeme DUTHIE  144.8  (7.2%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCC _____________ :
Alan SHOOTER  127.0  (6.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHH ______________ :
Neville K JEMMETT  93.0  (4.6%) 
DDDDDDDD _________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ernie BALL Elected
CC D F GG 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 the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Ernie BALL 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 3    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  291.4  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Murray WILSON  318.6  (15.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJJ
David Dennis MCPHEE  233.3  (11.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Keith MCFADYEN  188.4  (9.4%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE _________ :
Graeme DUTHIE  160.5  (8.0%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________ :
Alan SHOOTER  136.8  (6.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _____________ :
Neville K JEMMETT  103.3  (5.2%) 
DDDDDDDDD ________________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Murray WILSON Elected
C D 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 the number of votes that guarantees victory (14.3% of counted votes).

Murray WILSON 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 4    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  291.4  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  286.4  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  237.9  (11.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____ :
Keith MCFADYEN  192.4  (9.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________ :
Graeme DUTHIE  166.3  (8.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC __________ :
Alan SHOOTER  147.0  (7.3%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHH _____________ :
Neville K JEMMETT  110.8  (5.5%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Hugh MONTGOMERY 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 (14.3% of counted votes).

Hugh MONTGOMERY 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 5    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  286.4  (14.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  286.4  (14.3%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  286.4  (14.3%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  238.2  (11.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _____ :
Keith MCFADYEN  193.2  (9.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ________ :
Graeme DUTHIE  167.6  (8.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___________ :
Alan SHOOTER  148.4  (7.4%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHH ____________ :
Neville K JEMMETT  111.8  (5.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Neville K JEMMETT Defeated
B C EE F HHH I 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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

New colors:
K
None of these

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 6    
------------------------- 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  297.8  (14.9%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Ernie BALL  291.4  (14.6%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  289.4  (14.5%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  289.4  (14.5%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  247.3  (12.4%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Keith MCFADYEN  219.9  (11.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ______ :
Graeme DUTHIE  188.7  (9.4%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ________ :
Alan SHOOTER  178.0  (8.9%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH __________ :
None of these  3.0   
_________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Alan SHOOTER Defeated
B CCCCC EEEEE F III

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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 7    
------------------------ 14.3%
Scott WEATHERALL  323.8  (16.2%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIII
Ernie BALL  304.4  (15.3%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BBB
Hugh MONTGOMERY  292.4  (14.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :GG
Murray WILSON  296.4  (14.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :JJ
David Dennis MCPHEE  260.6  (13.1%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF _ :
Keith MCFADYEN  272.0  (13.6%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Graeme DUTHIE  244.4  (12.3%) 
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC ___ :
None of these  11.0   
K _______________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Graeme DUTHIE Defeated
BBB EEEEEEE FFF G IIIII J 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 (14.3% of counted votes).

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

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DemoChoice Web Poll: New Zealand, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 8    
----------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  384.5  (19.4%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :IIII
Ernie BALL  334.6  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  301.4  (15.2%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG ___ :
Murray WILSON  309.4  (15.6%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ __ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  295.6  (14.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF ____ :
Keith MCFADYEN  360.5  (18.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EE
None of these  19.0   
KK ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Scott WEATHERALL Equalized
F GG JJJ

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 (16.7% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 9    
----------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  334.6  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  317.4  (16.0%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG __ :
Murray WILSON  334.8  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  307.8  (15.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Keith MCFADYEN  360.5  (18.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
None of these  19.0   
K ____________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Keith MCFADYEN Equalized
F GG

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 (16.7% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 10    
----------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  334.6  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  339.3  (17.1%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  334.8  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  315.3  (15.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF __ :
Keith MCFADYEN  331.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  19.0   
KK ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Hugh MONTGOMERY 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 (16.7% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 11    
---------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :I
Ernie BALL  334.6  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :BB
Hugh MONTGOMERY  331.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :G
Murray WILSON  334.8  (16.9%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :J
David Dennis MCPHEE  323.6  (16.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Keith MCFADYEN  331.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
None of these  19.0   
KK __________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Murray WILSON 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 (16.7% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 12    
----------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  334.6  (16.8%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  331.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  331.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  327.4  (16.5%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Keith MCFADYEN  331.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  19.0   
KK ___________________________
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Ernie BALL 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 (16.7% 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 ballots cast.

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


Round 13    
----------------------------- 16.7%
Scott WEATHERALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII :
Ernie BALL  331.0  (16.7%) 
BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB :
Hugh MONTGOMERY  331.0  (16.7%) 
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :
Murray WILSON  331.0  (16.7%) 
JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ :
David Dennis MCPHEE  331.0  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Keith MCFADYEN  331.0  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
None of these  19.0   
KK ___________________________
   
Results  
Ernie BALLElected 
Keith MCFADYENElected 
David Dennis MCPHEEElected 
Hugh MONTGOMERYElected 
Scott WEATHERALLElected 
Murray WILSONElected 

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 (16.7% 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, 99.1% 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 6" 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, Saddle Hill Community Board, 2004
by DemoChoice rules
6 candidates will be elected with 2,005 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 67.6% 
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2nd 18.4% 
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
3rd 5.9% 
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