Strategic Voting

don't just make a statement make a difference


Update: Sunday October 5th 2008
According to the criteria I used this riding should go to the NDP. But the NDP candidate Julian West has resigned from the election race. So I’m switching to the second best results in the riding the Liberals.

Province British Columbia
Electoral District Saanich/Gulf Islands
Total Ballots Cast 65855
Percentage of Voter Turnout 73.2
Conservative Votes Obtained 24416
Liberal Votes Obtained 17144
NDP Votes Obtained 17445
Green Party Votes Obtained 6533
BQ Votes Obtained  
Cumulative Progressive Vote (CPV) 41122
Is P > C or BQ FALSE
With CPV Liberal Votes 0
With CPV NDP Votes 41122
With CPV GP Votes 0
Margin -10.61%
% of Votes by winner 37.15%
Won By  Conservative
Using CPV, will go to N.D.P.
With CPV would go to N.D.P.
Liberal Votes did not produce Seats 17144
NDP Votes did not produce Seats 17445
GP Votes did not produce Seats 6533
Please Vote:  Liberal


Progressive Parties (P): The three parties that is centre to centre-left (Liberal, N.D.P., and Green Party)
L: Liberal party
GP: Green Party
C: Conservative
BQ: Bloc Québécois
Cumulative Progressive Vote (CPV): The combined vote of (Liberal + NDP + GP)
Margin: Percentage of the progressive party (L, GP or N.D.P) with most votes, minus the higher of the two other major parties (Conservative or BQ) divided by total valid ballots. The smaller the absolute percentage, the higher the probability a riding could switch parties.
P > C or BQ: Was the riding won by any of the 3 progressive parties (True/False)
CPV > C or BQ: Would the CPV have won this riding (True/False)