DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 12.0  (22.6%)  Elected
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 12.0  (22.6%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.0  (18.9%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.0  (15.1%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.0  (13.2%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.0  (7.5%)   
  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.
Kevin Adams (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 12.0  (22.6%)  Elected
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.8  (20.4%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.4  (15.8%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.2  (13.6%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.0  (7.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Natasha Katz (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.8  (20.4%)  Elected
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.9  (16.7%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.4  (13.9%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.3  (8.1%)   
Brian MacDevitt (Carousel) 
 
 0.3  (0.6%)   
Howell Binkley (Summer) 
 
 0.2  (0.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.9  (16.9%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.4  (14.0%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.4  (8.3%)   
Brian MacDevitt (Carousel) 
 
 0.3  (0.6%)   
Howell Binkley (Summer) 
 
 0.2  (0.3%)  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 (Howell Binkley (Summer)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 10.8  (20.3%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.9  (16.9%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.4  (14.0%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.4  (8.3%)   
Brian MacDevitt (Carousel) 
 
 0.3  (0.6%)  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 (Brian MacDevitt (Carousel)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 10.8  (20.3%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 9.1  (17.1%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.6  (14.3%)   
Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls) 
 
 4.4  (8.3%)  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 (Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 11.6  (21.9%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 11.9  (22.5%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.6  (20.0%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 11.3  (21.3%)   
David Holder (My Fair Lady) 
 
 7.6  (14.3%)  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 (David Holder (My Fair Lady)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 12.9  (24.7%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 15.2  (29.3%)  Elected
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 10.6  (20.4%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 13.3  (25.6%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Natasha Katz (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 14.3  (27.6%)  Elected
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 11.3  (21.8%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 13.3  (25.6%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Kevin Adams (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)   
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)   
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 12.7  (24.4%)   
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 13.3  (25.6%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.9%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Tyler Micoleau (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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Kevin Adams (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Natasha Katz (Frozen) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (Once on this Island) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Tyler Micoleau (The Band's Visit) 
 
 13.0  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.9%)   
  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, 98.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 79.2% 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 Lighting Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 53 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 
 
74.9%   
2nd 
 
13.1%   
3rd 
 
5.1%   
4th 
 
4.7%   
5th 
 
2.0%   
6th 
 
0.1%   
  pies need GD