DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 7.0  (53.8%)  Elected
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.0  (15.4%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
  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.
Gareth Fry (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)  Elected
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 6.0  (46.2%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ian Dickinson (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 6.0  (46.2%)  Elected
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.0  (7.7%)   
Fitz Patton (Meteor Shower) 
 
 0.2  (1.5%)   
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 0.2  (1.5%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jonathan Fensom (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.7  (12.9%)   
Darron L. West (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.7  (5.2%)   
Fitz Patton (Meteor Shower) 
 
 0.2  (1.5%)  Defeated
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (12.0%)   
Dan Moses Schreier (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 0.7  (5.2%)   
  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 (Fitz Patton (Meteor Shower)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (21.5%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 2.6  (20.0%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.7  (12.9%)   
Darron L. West (Lobby Hero) 
 
 0.7  (5.2%)  Defeated
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (12.0%)   
Dan Moses Schreier (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 0.7  (5.2%)   
  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 (Darron L. West (Lobby Hero)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (21.5%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.3  (25.2%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.7  (12.9%)   
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 1.6  (12.0%)   
Dan Moses Schreier (The Iceman Cometh) 
 
 0.7  (5.2%)  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 (Dan Moses Schreier (The Iceman Cometh)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (23.1%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (21.5%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.3  (25.2%)   
Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God) 
 
 1.7  (12.9%)  Defeated
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.2  (17.2%)   
  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 (Jill B.C. Du Boff (Children of a Lesser God)) 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 Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (23.3%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.3  (27.3%)  Elected
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.9  (24.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Jonathan Fensom (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 9 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.3  (27.3%)  Elected
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 2.8  (23.3%)   
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)   
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.9  (24.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Gareth Fry (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 10 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)   
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 3.1  (25.7%)  Elected
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)   
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 2.9  (24.3%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (8.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Ian Dickinson (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 Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 ballots cast.

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


Round 11 Legend  
Gareth Fry (Harry Potter) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Ian Dickinson (Angels in America) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Jonathan Fensom (Farinelli and the King) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)  Elected
Fitz Patton (Three Tall Women) 
 
 3.0  (25.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (8.3%)   
  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, 92.3% 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.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Sound Design of a Play
4 candidates will be elected with 13 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 
 
58.7%   
2nd 
 
9.4%   
3rd 
 
9.2%   
4th 
 
11.4%   
8th 
 
11.3%   
  pies need GD