SurveysBest of New Haven Readers' Poll 2015
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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 February 19th at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST, March 18, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Nominees names will auto-complete as your type in the entry form. If you don't see your favorites, finish typing complete name and town. Once approved by the editors (we check for spelling) they'll be added within 24 hours. For new entries to be approved, they must be in "Name, Town" format.

How it works

 How To Vote:

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

2)  After you have registered, you will be taken to the voting page. Select a section and vote in whatever categories you choose. Choices that have already been written in by previous voters will auto-complete as you type.  You can write-in a new nominee by typing the complete name and town in the field.  Once you hit submit, the nominee will enter a queue and need to be approved by our editors. Check to see if your choice exists prior to 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) 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 Dentist." 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 March 18th, 2015.

5) One ballot per person.

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.