Answer: At this time, all of the categories are set. When we pick new categories, we consider the following;
Answer: The minimum prevents targeted “ballot stuffing” and makes the voting more fair for all of the candidates.
Answer: There is no final submit button. Once you click the "submit" button, your nomination is recorded.
Answer: The software requires users to create an account — but we don’t view it as a bad thing. Since the ballot is lengthy, users can log in and out whenever they want. It also prevents ballot stuffing.
Answer: Campaign, campaign, campaign! In 2016, 2,985 people cast 108,003 write-in nominations — thank you! Real Seven Dayzers — aka Corey, Carolyn, Ashley and Madie — buckle down, order pizza and start merging all the data over the course of four days.
YES, we look at every single write-in — so we know when you write “long, squelching farting sound” in response to the category “Best wine list” or “the girl with braids at Barrio” in response to “Best Barista.” Come on, people, how are we supposed to know who that is?
Once we’ve merged all the votes, the top five advance to the voting round, and then the fine people of Vermont vote on their faves.
Answer: We’ve added the second round to highlight the amazing businesses that don’t win. Yes, it’s great to be the winner and the runner-up, but what about third place? We wanted to show our readers and advertisers the finalists so a few more people get their moment in the spotlight.
Answer: Second Street Media's software pulls in Google results as you type in your answers. If your choice isn't showing up, you can simply write in your answer.
Answer: If a category receives an overwhelming amount of nominations (enough to break it into ICC and OCC), we will add the designation in the second voting round.
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