DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 48.0  (53.3%)  Elected
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 33.0  (36.7%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.0  (8.9%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 1.0  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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.
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 18.0  (20.0%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 33.0  (36.7%)  Elected
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 26.3  (29.3%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 11.0  (12.2%)   
Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff (Summer) 
 
 0.8  (0.9%)   
Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley (Escape to Margaritaville) 
 
 0.8  (0.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Tina Fey (Mean Girls) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 18.0  (20.0%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 18.0  (20.0%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 26.3  (29.3%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)   
Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff (Summer) 
 
 1.9  (2.1%)  Defeated
David Thompson (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 1.6  (1.7%)   
Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley (Escape to Margaritaville) 
 
 1.4  (1.5%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff (Summer)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 18.8  (20.9%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 18.0  (20.0%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 26.3  (29.3%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)   
David Thompson (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 2.1  (2.3%)  Defeated
Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley (Escape to Margaritaville) 
 
 1.9  (2.1%)   
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (David Thompson (Prince of Broadway)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 18.8  (20.9%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 18.5  (20.6%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 26.3  (29.3%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)   
Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley (Escape to Margaritaville) 
 
 3.4  (3.8%)  Defeated
  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 (20%), so the last-place candidate (Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley (Escape to Margaritaville)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 19.7  (21.9%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 21.1  (23.4%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 26.3  (29.3%)  Elected
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 23.5  (26.1%)  Elected
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 21.1  (23.4%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)   
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 22.1  (24.6%)   
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)   
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.9  (25.4%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jennifer Lee (Frozen) has enough votes to guarantee victory (20%) 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 Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Itamar Moses (The Band's Visit) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Tina Fey (Mean Girls) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Jennifer Lee (Frozen) 
 
 22.5  (25.0%)  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 4" 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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Book of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 90 ballots cast.

First Round | Last Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


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

Rank   Fraction of votes for winners
1st 
 
58.9%   
2nd 
 
7.3%   
3rd 
 
28.2%   
4th 
 
5.6%   
  pies need GD