The poll isn't finished yet, and in addition to that the preferences poll still isn't active (shame on me). As I tried to tell in my initial message, we'll need to take various things into account, we can't just look at the numbers and be done with it. At the minimum we'll need to combine the results of all the polls somehow.
However, I can tell you the numbers at the moment, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the "winner" is indeed going to win, we'll determine that later on. This is just my interpretation of the results, some of you may have different interpretations and you're free to express your ideas about them.
A large number of Finnish users would accept Tampere as the EBTM05 host city, but I'm more interested in how the foreigners can join the event. Here are the statistics for foreigners (ie. non-Finns for Helsinki/Tampere and non-Dutch for Leiden) who approve or don't approve the host city:
Leiden: 23 say yes, 14 say no
Helsinki: 25 say yes, 10 say no
Tampere: 21 say yes, 15 say no
By using this method of calculation, Helsinki beats Tampere but the competition between Leiden and Helsinki is a bit too close to call.
Now the preferences part, this is a bit trickier to calculate. Although the official poll isn't open yet, I collected the following list of preferences from the postings. Some of the entries might be slightly off because I had to interpret some of the messages a bit.
Leiden, Helsinki, Tampere: giberski, Ernst, lmviterbo, BogPoet, N0W1K
Leiden, Helsinki=Tampere: Elmo, jabosa2
Leiden, Tampere, Helsinki: Fons, fjon, Osku-82
Helsinki, Leiden, Tampere: groentje
Helsinki, Tampere, Leiden: HNL, Mr Euro, CCCP, imleH, BaliBennie, Dakkus, haemoglobin
Helsinki=Tampere, Leiden: hoppa
Tampere, Helsinki, Leiden: Asiamaniac, Speukes, bhoeyb, Prisje
Let's use the following symbols for the candidate cities:
A = Leiden
B = Helsinki
C = Tampere
Based on the above information we get the following preferences table:
Now if we paste that table into the handy Condorcet voting service
and check the Beatpath Winner option (which is equivalent to the SSD method that I announced I was going to use), we get Helsinki as the winner.
The poll is still open for quite some time, so things may change..