DemoChoice Web Poll: Who Will Form The Government: Canadian Federal Election 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 3 ballots cast.

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Round 1  Votes 
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Green: Elizabeth May  2   (66.7%) 
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Conservative: Stephen Harper  1   (33.3%) 
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Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Green: Elizabeth May Elected
 
Conservative: Stephen Harper Defeated
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Each ballot initially counts toward its highest-ranked eligible choice. However, in future rounds, a maximum fraction of a ballot may be imposed on a candidate. This allows voters for popular winners (or for eliminated losers) to help unelected candidates or candidates elected later. If there are no such candidates, the leftover fraction goes back to the first winner, or count toward "none of these" if there are no ranked winners.

The ballot fraction precision is equal to 1/Seats(Seats+1), which ensures that winners can always be kept between Enough votes to win and the Ideal Number of votes.
If all winners have at least "Enough" votes, it is impossible to elect too many candidates. This number is Ballots/(Seats+1) plus the smallest fraction.
If any winner has more than the "Ideal Number", equal to Ballots/Seats, it is impossible to elect enough candidates. However, if all have exactly that number, every voter is equally represented.
The dotted line on the graph represents Enough votes.
No elected candidates could reduce their maxima, so candidates were eliminated instead.
There was a tie among last-place candidates, and they could not all be eliminated, so one was chosen randomly.
There is a newly elected candidate whose maximum could not be reduced. The surplus is lower than the number of ballots in the first histogram bin (the ballots counting the largest fraction toward the candidate), so they cannot all transfer a larger fraction without exceeding the surplus.
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DemoChoice Web Poll: Who Will Form The Government: Canadian Federal Election 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 3 ballots cast.

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Round 2  Votes 
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Green: Elizabeth May  3   (100.0%) 
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Results  
Green: Elizabeth MayElected 
    

No further maximum reductions are allowed, so the count is complete. All winners should be near the Ideal Number of votes. Usually most ballots count toward their highest-ranked winner. Some count for two winners, but rarely more than that. See the slice report. The depth report shows the contribution of lower choices to the result. The "none of these" pile is an accurate measure of unsatisfied voters.































 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Who Will Form The Government: Canadian Federal Election 2008
1 candidate will be elected with 3 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Depth | How it works | Main Page


Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidate.

Rank Fraction of votes for winner
1st 66.7% 
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