DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 7.0  (63.6%)  Elected
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
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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.
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 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 Lighting Design in a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 1.8  (16.4%)   
Ben Stanton (Junk) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Japhy Weideman (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Neil Austin (Travesties) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (14.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 1.8  (16.4%)   
Ben Stanton (Junk) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)  Defeated
Japhy Weideman (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Neil Austin (Travesties) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (14.5%)   
  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 (Ben Stanton (Junk)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.6  (23.6%)  Elected
Japhy Weideman (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Neil Austin (Travesties) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (14.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Paul Russell (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).

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Lighting Design in a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Japhy Weideman (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)  Defeated
Neil Austin (Travesties) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
  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 (Japhy Weideman (Lobby Hero)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Neil Austin (Travesties) 
 
 0.8  (7.3%)  Defeated
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
  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 (Neil Austin (Travesties)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.8  (25.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.2  (20.0%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.8  (25.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Paule Constable (Angels in America) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (25.0%)   
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.5  (22.3%)   
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.8  (25.5%)  Elected
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Paule Constable (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (25.0%)  Elected
Neil Austin (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)  Elected
Paul Russell (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.5  (22.7%)  Elected
Paul Gallo (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.8  (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 100% 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 Lighting Design in a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 11 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 
 
61.4%   
3rd 
 
22.6%   
4th 
 
1.2%   
5th 
 
11.2%   
6th 
 
3.6%   
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