The Burlington 2009 Mayoral Election took place on 2009-03-03. Bob Kiss won after three runoff rounds, while Andy Montroll was the Condorcet winner.
This diagram shows the votes of each remaining candidate at each round, as well as the breakdown of votes transferred when each candidate was eliminated.
For every pair of candidates, this table shows what fraction of voters preferred one to the other. A preference means that either a voter ranks a candidate ahead of the other, or ranks a candidate but does not list the other. Ballots which list neither candidate are not counted towards the percent counts.
For every pair of candidates, this table shows the fraction of voters who ranked one candidate first ranked the other candidate second.
For each candidate who was eliminated before the final round, this table shows which final-round candidate the eliminated candidate's first-round ballots went to.
Another voting system is Approval Voting, which involves indicating one or more candidates you approve of without ranking them. The candidate with the most voters who approve of them wins. It is impossible to know how voters would vote on an approval ballot based on their ranked ballot, but two reasonable assumptions we can narrow down the set of possibe approval ballots. With these possible approval ballots, we can determine which candidates would have had a chance of winning under an approval voting system.
The assumptions we make are:
The table below shows the maximum vote margin each candidate could have received (over the next best candidate) in an approval system, subject to these assumptions.
|Candidate||Most Favorable Scenario|
|Kurt Wright||Wins 6,085 to 3,480|
|Bob Kiss||Wins 6,180 to 3,616|
|Andy Montroll||Wins 6,701 to 3,422|
|Dan Smith||Wins 6,091 to 3,696|
|Write-In||Loses 2,983 to 239|
|James Simpson||Loses 4,101 to 3,388|
|Name||Burlington 2009 Mayoral Election|
|Normalized Ballot Data||us/vt/btv/2009/03/mayor/us_vt_btv_2009_03_mayor.normalized.csv.gz|
|us/vt/btv/2009/03/2009 Mayor Reports.zip||6db59ff407060f286032dfdee66e71107e96f7b2|