Talk:Young Reader's Choice Award
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The 2014 award winners are the three books listed first in the three sections of the ballot, "2014 Nominees Ballot" (DOC file --"click" may open another program). Each is a list of eight "Title, Firstname Lastname" entries and no ordering principle is apparent to me.
If the lists are ordered randomly, this is strong evidence that sequence distorts voting. That effect is well-known. I guess that the lists are ordered by the number of nominations, either individual nom's or state/provincial nom's, or by another principle related to popularity. I hope someone learns the truth from a source we can use.