Voting opened last week for the Madison's Favorites poll, the annual Isthmus survey on your favorite people, places and things around Madison, along with a few odds and ends. We even ask you to name (that is, make up) an award that Madison should win!
Every year we mix up a few of the categories -- just so we can be surprised. There are just over 100 potential Favorites in total, across topics that include dining and drinking, shopping, kid's stuff, local performers, and people and places around town. Plenty of old favorites remain, including favorite bike shop, local beer and new restaurant.
Simply fill in the blanks -- rest assured every vote will be counted. You'll be doing a service to your neighbors and community, sharing your insight and experience about what is particularly worth seeking out around Madison.
All you need to do is register and vote online. Ballots must have at least 20 categories filled in to be valid. Your email address is mandatory and used only to deter ballot stuffing. Polls close at midnight on Sunday, June 30, so do yourself a favor and vote sooner rather than later!
Your responses will be tallied in July, and the results will be published in the Isthmus Annual Manual: The Guide to Madison, released the last week in August.