DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 1    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  21.0  (60.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.0  (14.3%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEE __ :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  4.0  (11.4%) 
DDDDDDDDDD _____ :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  3.0  (8.6%) 
HHHHHHHH _______ :
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.0  (2.9%) 
II _____________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  1.0  (2.9%) 
MMM ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) Elected
AA BB DDDDDDDDDD EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HH MMMMMMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

In the first round, the first choices on each ballot are tallied.
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Tom Sturridge (1984)
 
N
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 2    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  5.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  11.2  (32.1%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.6  (21.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  3.9  (11.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.0  (2.9%) 
II _____________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  3.7  (10.5%) 
MMMMMMMMM ______ :
Tom Sturridge (1984)  0.9  (2.5%) 
AAA ____________ :
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)  0.9  (2.5%) 
BBB ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) Elected
AA BB MMMMMMMMMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 3    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  5.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.6  (21.6%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  3.9  (11.1%) 
HHHHHHHHHH _____ :
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.0  (2.9%) 
III ____________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  7.5  (21.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMMM
Tom Sturridge (1984)  1.7  (4.8%) 
AAAAA __________ :
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)  1.7  (4.8%) 
BBBBB __________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) Elected
HHHH J

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Steven Pasquale (Junk)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 4    
---------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  5.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  5.2  (14.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHH __ :
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.0  (2.9%) 
II ______________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  7.5  (21.5%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMM
Tom Sturridge (1984)  1.7  (4.8%) 
AAAA ____________ :
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)  1.7  (4.8%) 
BBBB ____________ :
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  0.4  (1.2%) 
J _______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) Elected
C HHH

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

New colors:
N
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 5    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  5.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.0  (2.9%) 
III ____________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Tom Sturridge (1984)  1.7  (4.8%) 
AAAA ___________ :
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)  1.7  (4.8%) 
BBBBB __________ :
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)  0.4  (1.2%) 
C ______________ :
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  0.4  (1.2%) 
J ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Tom Sturridge (1984) Defeated
CC II

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Tom Sturridge (1984)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 6    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  5.8  (16.7%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :F
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.9  (5.4%) 
IIIII __________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)  1.7  (4.8%) 
BBBB ___________ :
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)  1.2  (3.4%) 
CCCC ___________ :
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  0.4  (1.2%) 
J ______________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Lithgow (John Lithgow...) Defeated
FF JJ

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (John Lithgow (John Lithgow...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 7    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  6.6  (18.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.9  (5.4%) 
IIIII __________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)  1.2  (3.4%) 
CCC ____________ :
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  1.3  (3.8%) 
JJJ ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Clive Owen (M. Butterfly) Defeated
FFF

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Clive Owen (M. Butterfly)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 8    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  7.8  (22.3%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)  1.9  (5.4%) 
IIIII __________ :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  1.3  (3.8%) 
JJJJ ___________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God) Defeated
FF LLL

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Joshua Jackson (Children of a Lesser God)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

New colors:
N
John Leguizamo (Latin History...)

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 9    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  8.7  (24.9%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :E
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
Steven Pasquale (Junk)  1.3  (3.8%) 
JJJ ____________ :
John Leguizamo (Latin History...)  1.0  (2.9%) 
LLL ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Steven Pasquale (Junk) Defeated
FFF

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (Steven Pasquale (Junk)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 10    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  10.0  (28.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  5.8  (16.7%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
John Leguizamo (Latin History...)  1.0  (2.9%) 
LLL ____________ :
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
John Leguizamo (Latin History...) Defeated
EEE

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

No new candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory, so the last-place candidate (John Leguizamo (Latin History...)) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 11    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  10.0  (28.6%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFFFFFFFFFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  6.8  (19.5%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  5.8  (16.7%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.5%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  5.8  (16.7%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) Elected
DDD EEEE M

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 12    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  7.0  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  8.5  (24.2%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEEEEE
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.0  (19.9%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDD
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  6.0  (17.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :M
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) Elected
D MMM

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

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Round 13    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  7.0  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  7.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEEE
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.4  (21.1%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDDD
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.5  (18.7%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  7.1  (20.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMM
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) Elected
H

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Next Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 14    
--------------- 16.7%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  7.0  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :FFF
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  7.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :EEE
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.0  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :DDDD
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  6.9  (19.8%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :HHH
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  7.1  (20.2%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :MMMM
   
Results   Redistributed Votes (to these colors)
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) Elected
H

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (16.7% of counted votes).

Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh) has enough votes to guarantee victory 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, if possible. This is actually done by counting a fraction of the ballots most recently counted for the winning candidate.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final Round | Previous Round | Ballot Depth | How it works | Main Page


Round 15    
------------------ 20%
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)  7.0  (20.0%) 
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF :
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)  7.0  (20.0%) 
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)  7.0  (20.0%) 
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :
Tom Hollander (Travesties)  7.0  (20.0%) 
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)  7.0  (20.0%) 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :
   
Results  
Jamie Parker (Harry Potter)Elected 
Mark Rylance (Farinelli and the King)Elected 
Andrew Garfield (Angels in America)Elected 
Tom Hollander (Travesties)Elected 
Denzel Washington (The Iceman Cometh)Elected 

Note: If this doesn't make sense, try reading the How it works page, view the table form, or ask a question.
The dotted line represents the number of votes that guarantees victory (20% of counted votes).

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 97.1% 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 5" 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.

The Ballot Depth section shows how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.
















 
 
DemoChoice Web Poll: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
5 candidates will be elected with 35 ballots cast.

Table form | Chart form: First Round | Final 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 57.1% 
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2nd 20.7% 
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3rd 8.9% 
XXXXXXXXX
4th 7.1% 
XXXXXXX
5th 5.0% 
XXXXX
6th 1.1% 
X