Summary of Results in ccTLD Names Council Elections, August 1999
Candidates Elected were:
Dennis Jennings (IE)
Patricio Poblete (CL)
Nigel Roberts (GG)
The table below indicates the total first preference votes and the vote transfer calculations used:
STAGE 2 
STAGE 3 
STAGE 4 

first 
surplus of 
exclusion 
exclusion 

preferences 
preferences 
stage 2 
of votes 
stage 3 
of votes 
stage 4 

Candidates 
for Jennings 
result 
for O'Brien 
result 
for Hall 
result 

R Hall 
3 
6.12 
9.12 
0.72 
9.84 
9.84 

D Jennnings 
34 
11.75 
22.25 

elected 

P O'Brien 
5 
1.44 
6.44 
6.44 

P Poblete 
14 
2.52 
16.25 
3.36 
19.88 
3.52 
23.4 
elected 

N Roberts 
20 
0.72 
20.72 
1 
21.72 
1 
22.72 
elected 

A van Couvering 
13 
0.72 
13.72 
1.36 
15.08 
2.44 
17.52 
quota: 
89 votes cast 

votes divided 

by number of 

seats + 1 (4) 
quota = 22.25 
A full list of the votes cast by the individual number allocated to each voting registry is also available
The following commentary may assist in your understanding of the result
sheet:
1. The quota is the number of votes each candidate must get to become elected, and is calculated by dividing the number of valid votes by one more than the number to be elected. 89/4=22.25.
2. At the first stage Jennings exceeds the quota by 11.75 votes. All 34 of Jennings papers are therefore transferred to the next available preference.
In fact only 32 of the papers have a next preference marked, so the transfer
value is 11.75/32=0.36 (anything after 2 decimals is ignored which gives a "nondistributable remainder" of 11.75(32*0.36)=0.23). For example, RobHall is the most popular second preference of those who put D Jennings
first, receiving 17 of the papers so his vote increases from 3 to 9.12.
3. After the second stage noone else has exceeded the quota so the candidate with least votes, P O'Brien, is excluded. His five original first preferences plus the 4@.36 are redistributed according to the next available preference and Poblete gets over half of these.
4. Still noone else is elected after stage 3 so again the lowest candidate is excluded: R Hall. Again his votes go predominantly to P Poblete although the spread here is a little more even. Note also that the preferences on 1 whole value paper and 8@.36 are exhausted by this stage, so the "nontransferable" count increases by 2.88.
5. At the conclusion of the third stage both Poblete and Roberts exceed the
quota and are therefore deemed to be elected.