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Welcome, everyone, to the 9th Annual TRIAD'S BEST READERS' CHOICE poll, where your votes determine the Triad's Best restaurants, bars, arts organizations, retail stores, services, parks, media personalities, and more.

To get started, enter your name and email address in the Voter Registration area above. This ballot is 100-percent write-in, meaning The Triad's Best is open to anyone and anything you believe is the best in town. 

The nomination period will run from Wednesday, Jan. 20, through Wednesday, April 20, at which point votes will be tallied to determine the OFFICIAL WINNERS, which will be revealed and announced to the public in our Biggest & Best Issue of the Year - THE TRIAD'S BEST PRINT EDITION - Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The ballot is organized into eight major sections: Entertainment & Nightlife, Goods & Services, Arts & Leisure, Media, Music Scene, Politics & City Life, Education, Food & Drink. Here are the basic rules: You don't have to vote in every individual category, but you must vote in at least 10 for your ballot to count. 

To get started, enter your name and email address in the Voter Registration area above. Once you click "VOTE," you'll be transported to the first section of the ballot, Eats. Write in your selections and move along to other categories of interest.