As you may have noticed, we've opened up voting for the Best of Knoxville 2012 -- it's the biggest one ever, with several all-new categories.
And this year, we've also made some improvements to the online voting process. First, we'll be launching a mobile app soon for iOS devices -- we're just waiting on approval from the Apple App Store. (Any minute now...) And Second, we've got an all-new online ballot utilizing WeHaa software. This should be much easier to use than our previous system, which always inspired questions from users.
Here are some tips:
* Each category has a drop-down menu that shows you other people's selections in alphabetical order -- but that's just to make it easier to vote if you agree with one of the choices. You still can write in your own choice if it's not on the list -- just select "Write In a New Choice."
* Now you can comment on your choices. If you'd like to add the reason why you think a place or person is "best," let us know. We might use some of the feedback in our write-ups in the May 3 Best of Knoxville issue.
* Share the ballot on Facebook or Twitter -- because how can you do anything online without sharing it with your friends? You can't!
* To have your votes counted, your e-mail address must be verified! After you're done voting (for at least 20 categories, and at least three Best of the Best), click on "Finalize My Ballot" at the bottom of the page. You'll then be sent an email and asked to click on a verification link. Then you're done!
If you come across any bugs or have any questions, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.