DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 71.0  (74.7%)  Elected
Farinelli and the King 
 
 11.0  (11.6%)   
Junk 
 
 5.0  (5.3%)   
The Children 
 
 4.0  (4.2%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 2.0  (2.1%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 1.0  (1.1%)   
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender 
 
 1.0  (1.1%)   
  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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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Round 2 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 26.9  (28.3%)  Elected
Junk 
 
 12.9  (13.6%)   
The Children 
 
 19.9  (20.9%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 4.6  (4.9%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 6.3  (6.6%)   
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender 
 
 2.8  (2.9%)   
The Parisian Woman 
 
 2.6  (2.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Farinelli and the King 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 14.1  (14.8%)   
The Children 
 
 19.9  (20.9%)  Elected
Latin History for Morons 
 
 6.3  (6.7%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 9.1  (9.6%)   
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender 
 
 2.8  (2.9%)   
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart 
 
 0.6  (0.6%)   
The Parisian Woman 
 
 4.3  (4.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

The Children 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 14.5  (15.3%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 6.4  (6.7%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 9.4  (9.9%)   
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender 
 
 2.8  (2.9%)   
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart 
 
 0.6  (0.6%)  Defeated
The Parisian Woman 
 
 4.4  (4.6%)   
  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 (John Lithgow: Stories by Heart) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 15.1  (15.9%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 6.4  (6.7%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 9.4  (9.9%)   
Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender 
 
 2.8  (2.9%)  Defeated
The Parisian Woman 
 
 4.4  (4.6%)   
  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 (Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 19.9  (20.9%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 15.1  (15.9%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 6.4  (6.7%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 11.3  (11.9%)   
The Parisian Woman 
 
 4.4  (4.6%)  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 (The Parisian Woman) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 21.3  (22.4%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 17.1  (18.0%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Latin History for Morons 
 
 6.4  (6.8%)  Defeated
Meteor Shower 
 
 12.1  (12.8%)   
  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 (Latin History for Morons) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 22.8  (24.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Junk 
 
 19.3  (20.3%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
Meteor Shower 
 
 14.9  (15.7%)  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 (Meteor Shower) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.














 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 36.7  (38.7%)  Elected
Farinelli and the King 
 
 20.0  (21.1%)   
Junk 
 
 19.3  (20.3%)   
The Children 
 
 19.0  (20.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 28.0  (29.5%)  Elected
Junk 
 
 20.0  (21.0%)   
The Children 
 
 23.3  (24.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Farinelli and the King 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)   
Farinelli and the King 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)   
Junk 
 
 20.9  (22.0%)   
The Children 
 
 26.6  (28.0%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

The Children 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 ballots cast.

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


Round 12 Legend  
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I and II 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Farinelli and the King 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Junk 
 
 23.8  (25.0%)  Elected
The Children 
 
 23.8  (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 95.8% 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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Play
4 candidates will be elected with 95 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 
 
45.1%   
2nd 
 
39.4%   
3rd 
 
5.3%   
4th 
 
4.7%   
5th 
 
3.6%   
6th 
 
1.4%   
7th 
 
0.1%   
8th 
 
0.4%   
  pies need GD