DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 229.0  (74.4%)  Elected
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 33.0  (10.7%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 27.0  (8.8%)   
Frozen 
 
 15.0  (4.9%)   
Prince of Broadway 
 
 2.0  (0.6%)   
Escape to Margaritaville 
 
 1.0  (0.3%)   
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 
 
 1.0  (0.3%)   
  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.
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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 61.6  (20.0%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 93.7  (30.4%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 100.6  (32.7%)  Elected
Frozen 
 
 44.9  (14.6%)   
Prince of Broadway 
 
 2.8  (0.9%)   
Escape to Margaritaville 
 
 1.8  (0.6%)   
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 
 
 2.6  (0.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Mean Girls 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 Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 61.6  (20.0%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 93.7  (30.4%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 61.6  (20.0%)   
Frozen 
 
 77.3  (25.1%)   
Prince of Broadway 
 
 6.8  (2.2%)   
Escape to Margaritaville 
 
 2.7  (0.9%)  Defeated
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 
 
 4.4  (1.4%)   
  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 (Escape to Margaritaville) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 61.6  (20.0%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 93.7  (30.4%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 61.6  (20.0%)   
Frozen 
 
 77.3  (25.1%)   
Prince of Broadway 
 
 9.5  (3.1%)  Defeated
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 
 
 4.4  (1.4%)   
  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 (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 Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 65.1  (21.1%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 94.7  (30.7%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 62.6  (20.3%)   
Frozen 
 
 77.3  (25.1%)   
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical 
 
 8.4  (2.7%)  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 (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 71.5  (23.2%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 95.7  (31.1%)  Equalized
Mean Girls 
 
 62.6  (20.3%)   
Frozen 
 
 78.3  (25.4%)   
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 89.5  (29.1%)  Equalized
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 63.2  (20.5%)   
Frozen 
 
 78.3  (25.4%)   
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)   
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)   
Mean Girls 
 
 75.7  (24.6%)   
Frozen 
 
 78.3  (25.4%)  Equalized
  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.

Transfers are made from each winner until they all have an equal share of the votes.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
The Band's Visit 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)  Elected
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Mean Girls 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Frozen 
 
 77.0  (25.0%)  Elected
  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, 100% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 98.7% 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 Musical
4 candidates will be elected with 308 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 
 
49.4%   
2nd 
 
37.9%   
3rd 
 
6.2%   
4th 
 
6.5%   
  pies need GD