Polls are closed, and with 50 voters, we are looking for 25-26 1st place votes, and the same number point spread, to have a winner.
Not quite there. The results are in Google Docs for easier viewing, but the long and short is:
(TITLE, 1st place votes, 2nd place votes, 3rd place votes, total points)
FORGE 2 9 6 47
KEEPER 6 10 5 64
SUGAR 1 0 5 14
KKK 2 4 1 22
SIR CHARLIE 0 0 2 4
KNEEBONE 3 1 7 29
DREAMER 3 2 6 30
DARK EMPEROR 3 4 1 26
CONSPIRACY 4 6 5 44
COUNTDOWN 6 3 3 39
CITY DOG 0 0 6 12
ONE CRAZY 20 11 3 119
ONE CRAZY SUMMER definetely has the bulk of the 1st place votes, though not more than half of the group voted for it for first place. It also has a huge point spread. It does seem to be on its way to be our selection…but, we’re going to vote again!
Looking back at our procedures, we may at this point elect to remove titles with zero or low support from the ballot. We may also elect to reopen discussion on any titles before proceeding to a second ballot, but it’s not required (for the committee, it is before proceeding to a third ballot). In subsequent discussion, we’re only to focus on points that were not previously made.
I will reopen the polls at 5pm PST today (Tuesday), and they’ll close again at 5pm PST tomorrow (Wednesday). So, before 5 today, be sure to chime in on:
- Whether we should remove any titles and why (realizing that once removed, they’re no longer eligible even for an honor book).
- Exactly why you’d persuade your fellow voters to change their votes.
When you vote again, realize that this Ballot #1 will now be defunct. If Ballot #2 produces a winner, we can either use those results to determine which are our honor books, or have one final ballot for honor books. So the way you vote on Ballot #2 not only helps determine the winner, but the honors.
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About Nina Lindsay
Nina Lindsay is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, CA. She chaired the 2008 Newbery Committee, and served on the 2004 and 1998 committees. You can reach her at email@example.com
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