The drop-down menus simply show suggestions from other voters. If your own favorites aren't listed, just highlight "Write in a new choice" and type them in.
VOTE FOR KNOXVILLE BUSINESSES IN THE MAIN CATEGORIES
The Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville Readers’ Poll aims to showcase the institutions that make Knoxville unique. (No offense to nearby cities, but this is the Best of Knoxville.) That means VOTE FOR ONLY LOCALLY OWNED OR CREATED BUSINESSES. But if you really do feel that a national chain is the best in town, then vote for it in our Best National Chains section.
FILL OUT AT LEAST 20 OF THE CATEGORIES
Otherwise, your ballot will not be counted. In the Best of the Best categories, three of the five must be filled out.
ONLY ONE BALLOT PER PERSON WILL BE ALLOWED
Online, only one verified e-mail address per ballot is allowed. For print, photocopying the blank (completely blank) ballot and then filling it out is acceptable. Paper ballots must include your name, address, and phone number; online ballots require a viable e-mail address. All ballots—paper and electronic—must be submitted by midnight, April 7.
DON’T STUFF THE BALLOT BOX (Print Edition)
It’s easy to spot ballot-stuffing, and we’ll just toss those print ballots into the recycling bin. Anything that looks pre-filled-out or has multiple handwriting styles automatically goes into the Extra Scrutiny Pile. We reserve the right to make final judgments in any category where there appears to be irregularities in the voting process for a particular business. Suspected violators risk having all of the ballots for the business disqualified. So don’t risk it—play by the rules and the ballot police can relax, sit back, and munch on their donuts.
SUBMIT YOUR BALLOT EITHER ONLINE OR IN THE MAIL
The method we love best is through one of our online formats (metropulse.com, Facebook, or iPhone/iPad app). You can still mail it through the U.S. Postal Service as well, as long as there is only one ballot per envelope. No faxes or hand-delivered ballots will be accepted. Mail your ballot to: Metro Pulse BOK, 602 S. Gay St., 2nd Floor, Knoxville, TN 37902.
NOTE: The Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville is an opinion poll of Metro Pulse readers. It’s not a statistical representation of the Knoxville DMA. But Metro Pulse readers really do know what’s best!
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE MAY 22ND EDITION OF METRO PULSE