2009 Burlington, Vermont Mayoral Election
In March 2009, the city of Burlington, Vermont held the 2009 Burlington mayoral election. As a result of the surprise outcome of the election, Burlington voters narrowly voted to repeal IRV, reverting to their prior system of holding a runoff if no candidate receives over 40% of the vote.
Visual depiction of IRV results
Below is an infographic which attempts to put everything in a one-page result:
This is the results of the Burlington, Vermont mayoral election of 2009.
Pairwise tallies for each of the candidates are available on the following subpages:
- Schulze (Condorcet) results among Bob Kiss (P) voters
- Schulze (Condorcet) results among Andy Montroll (D) voters
- Schulze (Condorcet) results among Dan Smith (I) voters
- Schulze (Condorcet) results among Kurt Wright (R) voters
Results with Copeland and First-Past-the-Post
Below are the theoretical results of using different mechanisms other than IRV.
2009 Burlington mayoral election
- Election Format Version: 0.1
- Bob Kiss (Progressive)
- Andy Montroll (Democrat)
- Dan Smith (Independent)
- James Simpson (Green)
- Kurt Wright (Republican)
Total votes: 8980
(see 2009 Burlington, Vermont Mayoral Election data for the raw ballots used to generate the results below).
The winner using the Copeland method is Montroll
In Copeland, the candidate which beats all other candidates in pairwise matchups wins the election. In the event no such candidate exists, the candidate with the best win-loss-tie record wins the election.
Voting results of pairwise matchups:
Bob Kiss (Progressive)
Andy Montroll (Democrat)
Dan Smith (Independent)
James Simpson (Green)
Kurt Wright (Republican)
- Montroll: 5-0-0
- Kiss: 4-1-0
- Wright: 3-2-0
- Smith: 2-3-0
- Simpson: 1-4-0
- Write-in: 0-5-0
Plurality (a.k.a. First Past the Post)
The winner using the Plurality is Wright.
The results below were calculated using Plurality (a.k.a. First Past the Post). When using ballots that allow for ratings, the top rated candidate is chosen. If there is more than one candidate with the highest rating, the ballot is considered invalid and is not counted.
|Bob Kiss (Progressive)||2585|
|Andy Montroll (Democrat)||2063|
|Dan Smith (Independent)||1306|
|James Simpson (Green)||35|
|Kurt Wright (Republican)||2951|