Voter Registration

Please enter your information, in order to vote.


You can complete one section at a time and return as many times as needed in order to finalize your ballot. When you are done voting, click the Finalize button.


Don't worry! We won't sell your email address to become millionaires or use it to spam you. We just want to verify that you are who you say you are.


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How it works

FYI: We've had some trouble reported with Android phones and the ballot. We're working on the problem -- try a different device if possible! Email bestof@jacksonfreepress.com to let us know if you're having trouble.

Best of Jackson is held in two stages—a nominations ballot and a final ballot! We must receive your nominations ballot postmarked by Nov. 19, 2014, or submitted online by midnight on Nov. 23, 2014. If you opt for the paper ballot, it must be torn from your JFP (no photocopies allowed).

We will announce the Finalists (those with the highest number of nomination votes in categories they qualify for) on Dec. 3, 2014, and then you can vote on the final ballot until midnight on Dec. 21, 2014 in order to select the Winner in each category.

Remember that Best of Jackson honors our locally owned businesses and personalities who live and work in the Jackson metro currently. Please vote only for the best local, authentic choices. Do not write in big-box and national chains, please, and “new” means it opened Dec. 1, 2013, or later.

TIP: The type-ahead tool is to only to help you spell the nominees you're typing based on previous nominations in that category -- it doesn't not limit your entry and you're free to type the full name of any nominee!

Info

RULES... READ FIRST: Please read before completing your ballot, as violations will disqualify your entire ballot and possibly your chance to win:

1. You must nominate in at least 20 categories for your ballot to count. We will discard ballots that repeat the same vote in non-relevant categories. 

2. Your ballot must include your real first and last name with local phone number and email address for verification (if needed). Do not ask friends and family from outside Jackson metro to nominate your or your business.

3. Each voter must choose every nomination cast on his/her ballot; similar and identical ballots will be investigated and perhaps discarded. 

4. You are welcome to campaign by asking people to nominate you, but you must not offer financial incentives or discounts, set up computers or scripts with any votes pre-chosen, or ask to see someone’s ballot. 

5. It is important to spell names correctly for nominations to count; take time to look them up or ask, please.

6. Fraudulent ballots (using other people’s names and contact information) will be discarded. 
Do not fill out a ballot for anyone else or suggest a slate of nominations.

7. No employees, full- or part-time, of Jackson Free Press Inc. are qualified to win Best of Jackson categories, and must not campaign on anyone’s behalf. 

8. Violation of any of these rules causes immediate disqualification from being nominated for or winning Best of Jackson awards.

9. “New” indicates opened since Dec. 1, 2013