DemoChoice Web Poll: Book Club
2 candidates will be elected with 11 ballots cast.

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Round 1 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)  Defeated
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
  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 (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.

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Round 2 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 2.0  (18.2%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)  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 (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.

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


Round 3 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)  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 (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.

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


Round 4 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 4.0  (36.4%)  Elected
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
 
 1.0  (9.1%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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.

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


Round 5 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (27.3%)   
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 3.7  (33.3%)   
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown 
 
 1.3  (12.1%)  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 (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.

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


Round 6 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 3.3  (33.3%)   
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney, Reed Duncan, JT Morrow 
 
 3.0  (30.0%)  Defeated
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 3.7  (36.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
  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 (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.

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


Round 7 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 5.3  (53.3%)  Elected
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 4.7  (46.7%)   
None of these 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
  pies need GD2 extension

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

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.

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


Round 8 Legend  
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 
 
 5.0  (50.0%)  Elected
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing 
 
 5.0  (50.0%)  Elected
None of these 
 
 1.0  (10.0%)   
  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, 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.

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 
 
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%   
  pies need GD