Stem Cell Person of the Year Polling: Keeping it Fair

Using an analytical tool I’ve analyzed the voting data so far for picking the top 12 finalists for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award from the 30 nominees.

There is clear evidence of some shenanigans going on whereby some folks are voting WAY more than 4 times a day.

Therefore, expect to see some adjustments to the voting results reflecting my efforts to keep it fair at 4 votes/day per IP address.

Finally, a warning that the parties involved may be blacklisted from voting again.


  1. We have 4 members in our household. When another person tries to vote we get a message “your vote was already counted”. So only one person in our house can vote. Is this due to the IP address?

    • Yes, unfortunately some individuals have tried to vote hundreds of times so I have to limit it to 4 times/day per IP address, which I realize is a challenge for multi-voter households. I believe if you use a different device (e.g. laptop vs desktop vs iPhone vs Android) each household member should ideally be able to vote 4 times each on that different device per day.

  2. Thanks for the clarification. I know the 1st few days I voted 4 times in a row not understanding that there should be a 6 hr. separation….Then a few other times I voted 2 times in a row not thinking I saw my vote being tallied…. I think I’ve got it now! HA!

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