DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 13.0  (34.2%)  Elected
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 9.0  (23.7%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.0  (18.4%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 4.0  (10.5%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 2.0  (5.3%)   
Gareth Owen (Summer) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
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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.
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 9.0  (23.7%)  Elected
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 9.3  (24.5%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 5.5  (14.6%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 2.8  (7.3%)   
Gareth Owen (Summer) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Brian Ronan (Escape to...) 
 
 0.8  (2.0%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Peter Hylenski (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 9.3  (24.5%)  Elected
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 6.0  (15.8%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 3.7  (9.7%)   
Gareth Owen (Summer) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Brian Ronan (Escape to...) 
 
 0.8  (2.0%)   
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Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, or ask a question.

Kai Harada (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 7.2  (18.8%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 4.3  (11.3%)   
Gareth Owen (Summer) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Brian Ronan (Escape to...) 
 
 0.8  (2.0%)  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 (Brian Ronan (Escape to...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (20.0%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 7.9  (20.9%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 4.3  (11.3%)   
Gareth Owen (Summer) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)  Defeated
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.6%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (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 (Gareth Owen (Summer)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 7.6  (20.5%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 7.6  (20.5%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (20.5%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 7.9  (21.4%)   
Marc Salzberg (My Fair Lady) 
 
 4.3  (11.6%)  Defeated
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.7%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.0  (2.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (2.7%)   
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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 (Marc Salzberg (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.4  (23.3%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 8.3  (23.1%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (21.1%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 8.9  (24.8%)   
Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia) 
 
 1.0  (2.8%)  Defeated
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 1.8  (5.0%)   
None of these 
 
 2.0  (5.6%)   
  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 (Nick Kourtides (Rocktopia)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.4  (23.3%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 8.3  (23.1%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (21.1%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 8.9  (24.8%)   
Scott Lehrer (Carousel) 
 
 2.8  (7.8%)  Defeated
None of these 
 
 2.0  (5.6%)   
  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 (Scott Lehrer (Carousel)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.9  (25.6%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 8.5  (24.4%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 7.6  (21.7%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 9.9  (28.4%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Peter Hylenski (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.9  (25.6%)   
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 9.0  (25.8%)  Elected
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.3  (23.6%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Peter Hylenski (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.9  (25.6%)  Elected
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)   
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.6  (24.4%)   
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)   
None of these 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson (SpongeBob) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Peter Hylenski (Once on this Island) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Kai Harada (The Band's Visit) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Peter Hylenski (Frozen) 
 
 8.8  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 3.0  (8.6%)   
  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, 92.1% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 86.8% 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 Sound Design of a Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 38 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 
 
80.0%   
2nd 
 
9.6%   
3rd 
 
3.4%   
4th 
 
4.3%   
7th 
 
1.0%   
9th 
 
1.9%   
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