DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 17.0  (65.4%)  Elected
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.0  (15.4%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (11.5%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 2.0  (7.7%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 9.4  (36.3%)  Elected
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 6.6  (25.5%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 2.0  (7.7%)   
Tom Sturridge (1984) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 1.8  (7.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 3 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 6.6  (25.5%)  Elected
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 2.0  (7.7%)   
Tom Sturridge (1984) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) 
 
 1.8  (6.7%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 6.1  (23.3%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 4 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 3.7  (14.3%)   
Tom Sturridge (1984) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) 
 
 1.8  (6.7%)   
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 0.6  (2.2%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 6.1  (23.3%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 5 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Tom Sturridge (1984) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)  Defeated
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) 
 
 1.8  (6.7%)   
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly) 
 
 0.4  (1.7%)   
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 0.6  (2.2%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Tom Sturridge (1984)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 6 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) 
 
 1.8  (6.7%)  Defeated
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly) 
 
 0.4  (1.7%)   
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 0.6  (2.2%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 7 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.2  (19.9%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly) 
 
 0.4  (1.7%)  Defeated
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)   
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 1.5  (5.7%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 8 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.6  (21.6%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 0.9  (3.5%)  Defeated
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 1.5  (5.7%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 9 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 6.5  (25.1%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Steven Pasquale (Junk) 
 
 1.5  (5.7%)  Defeated
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (16.7%), so the last-place candidate (Steven Pasquale (Junk)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 10 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 8.0  (30.7%)  Elected
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.3  (16.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 11 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 5.6  (21.6%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 5.7  (21.9%)  Elected
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 4.5  (17.2%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 12 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 5.6  (21.6%)  Elected
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 5.0  (19.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 13 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)   
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.0  (19.3%)   
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 5.4  (20.7%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) and is declared a winner.To ensure that everyone's vote counts equally, votes that exceed that threshold are counted toward their next highest ranking (this is actually done by counting a fraction of ballots cast for the winning candidate).

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14 Legend  
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Tom Hollander (Travesties) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 5.2  (20.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.
In the end, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 100% if only the first-round votes were used. You should be able to see that the winners have a more equal mandate in the final round than in the first round.

Note that even the "highest first-round votes" method is more democratic than most methods used in US public elections: the "vote for 5" method, which allows the largest block of voters to dominate, and the district method, where choices are restricted to the one or two viable candidates within geographical boundaries drawn by the politicians in office.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 26 ballots cast.

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Ballot Depth: This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
54.6%   
2nd 
 
19.8%   
3rd 
 
7.7%   
4th 
 
9.9%   
5th 
 
6.0%   
6th 
 
1.9%   
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