DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 20.0  (30.8%)  Elected
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 19.0  (29.2%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 9.0  (13.8%)   
Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls) 
 
 1.0  (1.5%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 1.0  (1.5%)   
  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.
David Zinn (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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (20.0%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 19.0  (29.2%)  Elected
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 12.9  (19.9%)   
Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls) 
 
 2.8  (4.2%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 1.9  (2.9%)   
Paul Tazewell (Summer) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (20.0%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 13.0  (20.0%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (24.8%)   
Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls) 
 
 3.8  (5.9%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 2.6  (4.0%)   
Ann Roth (Carousel) 
 
 0.7  (1.1%)  Defeated
Paul Tazewell (Summer) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)   
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 0.4  (0.5%)   
  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 (Ann Roth (Carousel)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (20.0%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 13.4  (20.5%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (24.8%)   
Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls) 
 
 3.8  (5.9%)  Defeated
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 2.9  (4.5%)   
Paul Tazewell (Summer) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)   
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 0.4  (0.5%)   
  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 (Gregg Barnes (Mean Girls)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.4  (20.7%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 15.4  (23.7%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (24.8%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 3.8  (5.9%)   
Paul Tazewell (Escape to...) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)  Defeated
Paul Tazewell (Summer) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)   
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 0.4  (0.5%)   
  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 (Paul Tazewell (Escape to...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.4  (20.7%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 15.4  (23.7%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (24.8%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 4.2  (6.5%)   
Paul Tazewell (Summer) 
 
 0.4  (0.7%)  Defeated
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 0.4  (0.5%)   
  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 (Paul Tazewell (Summer)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.9  (21.3%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 15.4  (23.7%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.1%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (24.8%)   
Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit) 
 
 4.2  (6.5%)  Defeated
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 0.4  (0.5%)   
  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 (Sarah Laux (The Band's Visit)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 15.2  (23.7%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.5  (25.7%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.4%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (25.2%)   
William Ivey Long (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 1.2  (1.9%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.6%)   
  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 (William Ivey Long (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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.1  (25.1%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.8  (26.3%)  Elected
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.0  (23.4%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (25.2%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.1  (25.1%)   
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.8  (24.7%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.1  (25.2%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Christopher Oram (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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.1  (25.1%)  Elected
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)   
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 15.9  (24.9%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

David Zinn (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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Catherine Zuber (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Clint Ramos (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.0  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.6%)   
  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, 98.5% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 96.9% 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 Costume Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 65 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 
 
85.9%   
2nd 
 
9.5%   
3rd 
 
2.0%   
4th 
 
2.2%   
5th 
 
0.2%   
6th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD