DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 39.0  (37.9%)  Elected
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 23.0  (22.3%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 18.0  (17.5%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 13.0  (12.6%)   
Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls) 
 
 5.0  (4.9%)   
Jack O'Brien (Carousel) 
 
 2.0  (1.9%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 2.0  (1.9%)   
Christopher Ashley (Escape to...) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
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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.
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 20.6  (20.0%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 23.0  (22.3%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls) 
 
 7.9  (7.6%)  Defeated
Jack O'Brien (Carousel) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 2.0  (1.9%)   
Christopher Ashley (Escape to...) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 21.8  (21.1%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 25.0  (24.3%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Jack O'Brien (Carousel) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 3.2  (3.1%)   
Christopher Ashley (Escape to...) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)  Defeated
Harold Prince (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)   
Jonathan Tessero (Home for the Holidays) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (Christopher Ashley (Escape to...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 21.8  (21.1%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 26.0  (25.2%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Jack O'Brien (Carousel) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 3.2  (3.1%)   
Harold Prince (Prince of Broadway) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)  Defeated
Jonathan Tessero (Home for the Holidays) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (Harold Prince (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 Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 22.8  (22.1%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 26.0  (25.2%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Jack O'Brien (Carousel) 
 
 2.6  (2.5%)  Defeated
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 4.7  (4.6%)   
Jonathan Tessero (Home for the Holidays) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  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 (Jack O'Brien (Carousel)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 22.8  (22.1%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 26.0  (25.2%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 7.3  (7.1%)   
Jonathan Tessero (Home for the Holidays) 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)  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 (Jonathan Tessero (Home for the Holidays)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 22.8  (22.1%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 26.0  (25.2%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.1%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.6%)   
Michael Grandage (Frozen) 
 
 8.3  (8.1%)  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 (Michael Grandage (Frozen)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 29.1  (28.5%)  Elected
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 27.0  (26.5%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 23.8  (23.3%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 22.2  (21.8%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 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 Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 27.0  (26.5%)  Elected
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)   
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 24.0  (23.5%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

David Cromer (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 Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)   
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)   
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Tina Landau (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 Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Michael Arden (Once on This Island) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)  Elected
David Cromer (The Band's Visit) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Tina Landau (SpongeBob) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady) 
 
 25.5  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.0%)   
  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, 99% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 90.3% 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.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Direction of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 103 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 
 
76.5%   
2nd 
 
11.8%   
3rd 
 
11.0%   
4th 
 
0.7%   
8th 
 
0.0%   
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