DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 1

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 2

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  2.0  (18.2%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 3

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 4

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  Chart color  1.0  (9.1%)   
Pie chart

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing has enough votes to guarantee victory (33.3%) 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: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 5

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  3.7  (33.3%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  Chart color  1.3  (12.1%)  Defeated
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 6

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  3.3  (33.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow  Chart color  3.0  (30.0%)  Defeated
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  3.7  (36.7%)   
None of these  Chart color  1.0  (10.0%)   
Pie chart

No candidate has the number of votes needed to guarantee victory (33.3%), so the last-place candidate (Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow) is eliminated. Ballots for that candidate are counted toward their next highest ranking.

Go to the next round.
















 

DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 7

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  5.3  (53.3%)  Elected
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  4.7  (46.7%)   
None of these  Chart color  1.0  (10.0%)   
Pie chart

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro has enough votes to guarantee victory (33.3%) 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: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Round 8

Legend
Candidate Votes Status
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro  Chart color  5.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing  Chart color  5.0  (50.0%)  Elected
None of these  Chart color  1.0  (10.0%)   
Pie chart

At this point, the number of remaining candidates equals the number of remaining seats, so the remaining candidates are declared elected.

In the end, 90.9% of all cast ballots counted toward a winner. This compares to 54.5% 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 2" 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: Book Club

2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.


Ballot Depth

This shows how much the lower rankings on ballots contributed to the winning candidates.

Rank Fraction of votes for winners
1st    40.0% 
2nd    8.3% 
3rd    6.7% 
4th    10.0% 
5th    1.7% 
7th    10.0% 
11th    10.0% 
13th    8.3% 
16th    3.3% 
19th    1.7% 
Pie chart