DemoChoice Web Poll: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo 
 
 3.0  (33.3%)  Elected
2020 Vision by Tahja Norman 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
  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 Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 ballots cast.

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


Round 2 Legend  
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
2020 Vision by Tahja Norman 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
 
 1.2  (13.3%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

2020 Vision by Tahja Norman has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 ballots cast.

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


Round 3 Legend  
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
2020 Vision by Tahja Norman 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)   
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)  Elected
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
 
 1.4  (15.6%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 ballots cast.

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


Round 4 Legend  
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
2020 Vision by Tahja Norman 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 
 
 2.0  (22.2%)  Elected
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)   
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
 
 1.6  (17.8%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas has enough votes to guarantee victory (16.7%) 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: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 ballots cast.

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


Round 5 Legend  
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)  Elected
2020 Vision by Tahja Norman 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)  Elected
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)  Elected
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)  Elected
Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist 
 
 1.8  (20.0%)  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 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.

Also, view the Ballot Depth info to see how much lower rankings contributed to the tally.

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DemoChoice Web Poll: October 2020 Townsend Book Club Voting
5 candidates will be elected with 9 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 
 
80.0%   
2nd 
 
3.3%   
3rd 
 
10.0%   
4th 
 
2.2%   
5th 
 
4.4%   
  pies need GD