The Heisman Trophy Trust is not happy that some voters revealed their ballots prior to the award ceremony last year. The organization sent those voters a letter demanding that they commit in writing to keeping their ballots hidden, and they have until April 8 to do so. They were deemed to have violated a "nondisclosure policy" in the past and a failure meet the April 8 deadline could result in the loss of voting privileges.
Last year, ballots made public and anonymous polling of Heisman voters made it clear well before the official announcement that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel would win the award. Projecting the winner using these methods is nothing new, and it likely will be difficult to prevent leaks as a result, even with the Heisman Trophy Trust's tougher stance on secrecy.