DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 25.0  (30.9%)  Elected
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 23.0  (28.4%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 18.0  (22.2%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 8.0  (9.9%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 5.0  (6.2%)   
Santo Loquasto (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (1.2%)   
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 1.0  (1.2%)   
  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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 23.0  (28.4%)  Elected
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 18.0  (22.2%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 13.1  (16.2%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.2  (10.2%)   
Santo Loquasto (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (1.2%)   
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 1.0  (1.2%)   
Walt Spangler (Escape to...) 
 
 0.5  (0.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Dane Laffrey (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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 18.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 14.4  (17.7%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 12.1  (14.9%)   
Santo Loquasto (Carousel) 
 
 1.4  (1.8%)   
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 1.9  (2.3%)   
Walt Spangler (Escape to...) 
 
 0.9  (1.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Yeargan (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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 15.3  (18.9%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 12.7  (15.7%)   
Santo Loquasto (Carousel) 
 
 1.4  (1.8%)   
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 2.1  (2.6%)   
Walt Spangler (Escape to...) 
 
 0.9  (1.1%)  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 (Walt Spangler (Escape to...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 16.2  (19.9%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 12.7  (15.7%)   
Santo Loquasto (Carousel) 
 
 1.4  (1.8%)  Defeated
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 2.1  (2.6%)   
  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 (Santo Loquasto (Carousel)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.2  (20.0%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 17.2  (21.2%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 13.2  (16.3%)   
Scott Pask (Mean Girls) 
 
 2.1  (2.6%)  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 (Scott Pask (Mean Girls)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 16.2  (20.3%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 16.2  (20.3%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 16.4  (20.5%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 17.2  (21.4%)   
Scott Pask (The Band's Visit) 
 
 14.0  (17.5%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 1.0  (1.3%)   
  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 (Scott Pask (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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 21.4  (27.5%)  Elected
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 21.3  (27.3%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 18.1  (23.2%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 17.2  (22.0%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (3.8%)   
  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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 21.3  (27.3%)  Elected
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 20.0  (25.7%)   
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 17.2  (22.0%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Dane Laffrey (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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)   
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)   
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 20.0  (25.7%)  Elected
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 19.0  (24.3%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (3.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Michael Yeargan (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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
David Zinn (SpongeBob) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Dane Laffrey (Once on This Island) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Michael Yeargan (My Fair Lady) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)  Elected
Christopher Oram (Frozen) 
 
 19.5  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (3.8%)   
  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, 96.3% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 91.4% 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 Scenic Design in a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 81 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 
 
82.1%   
2nd 
 
5.8%   
3rd 
 
7.6%   
4th 
 
2.9%   
5th 
 
0.7%   
7th 
 
0.7%   
10th 
 
0.3%   
  pies need GD