SurveysBest of Hartford Readers' Poll 2014
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Our annual Best of Hartford Reader's Poll is back. This is your chance to vote for your favorite people, places and businesses in the Greater Hartford area. We've added a handful of new categories to the 300+ categories that you're accustomed to seeing. Please read the rules below, then fill in your information and click the "Vote" button to get started. Thanks for taking the time to vote, and thanks, as always, for reading.

Online voting begins January 9th at 9 a.m. EST and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST, February 5, 2014.

**PLEASE NOTE** Nominees appear in drop-down menus in the entry form. If you don't see your favorites, nominate them now by selecting the "WRITE IN A NEW CHOICE" drop-down option. Once approved by the editors (we check for spelling) they'll be added within 24 hours. Thank you!

How it works

How To Vote:

1) Fill in the voter registration information and click "Vote" to begin.

2) For each category, choose your selection from the drop-down menu. If you don't see your choice in the menu, you can write in a new choice by selecting the "Write in a new choice" option. Check to see if your choice exists in the drop-down menu before entering a write-in vote.

3) Click the "Submit and Continue" button to submit your votes and move to the next section. Once you click this button, you can no longer go back, so make sure you are satisfied with your selections. 

4) There is an optional comment field under each category. Comments may be used in our Winners' issue.

5) When you are done voting, hit the "Finalize Ballot" button. This will complete the voting process.


1) You must vote in at least 10 categories.

2) Don't vote for a business in a category where it doesn't apply. For example, don't vote for a restaurant in "Best Dog Park." This will be considered ballot stuffing and your votes won't be counted.

3) The "Local Favorites" sections are only for businesses located within that specific town or region. For example, please don't vote for a West Hartford bar in "Local Favorites - Manchester."

4) Online voting ends at 11:59pm EST on February 5th, 2014.

5) One ballot per person. We count ballots from this website and paper ballots from this week's CTNow newspaper. You may submit a paper ballot or an online ballot, but not both.

6) While campaigning for Best Of honors is fair game, inducing your fans or patrons to vote through anything that might be constructed as a payoff could result in your disqualification. Asking for votes: fine. Giving someone ANYTHING in exchange for their vote: not fine, as it taints the vote.

7) If it looks like any company is stuffing the ballots we toss that company's entries and disqualify them from consideration.

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