All online polls are meaningless and frequently gamed (sometimes by people who do it exactly because polls are meaningless).
The Time poll is bad from the start, as they are asking for the "person" who most had an effect (read: "got the most news coverage"). Do we see the circular nature of this idea?
At root, does not Time's Person of the Year shtick seem quite arbitrary and pointless? If something is big news (you know, big and hot enough for Time to notice), then why not just print the damned news, preferably using actual journalistic skills, fact-checking, and some integrity.
I guess they can just post a EULA where you pay the fare?
By boarding this transit and paying the fare, you agree that you are subject to surveillance including, but not limited to, video and audio recording, including frequencies not perceptible by humans.
If you don't select the non-default option of "I agree" upon attempting to pay the fare, you are ejected from the passenger entry by the top-secret equivalent of a Bat-Ejector Seat™ which is covered by one or more of the following patents...
The other elephant in the room is why this is so unusual in the first place, and why the cause is very usual: The ridiculous costs involved in defending oneself or pursuing justice in the legal system.