For the last 20 years, the Independent’s dedicated readers have taken a few minutes out of their day, put aside their Happy Hour beer or lunchtime burrito, and filled in a few answers to help us celebrate this place we call home. We’re talking about the Best of Missoula, and while the times have certainly changed—no more Best Video Rental category, the addition of online-only categories at missoulanews.com—the spirit of our reader poll has remained the same. It’s about you, our community, and the people, places, events and businesses that get you excited about living, working and learning here.
Best of Missoula is our biggest issue of the year, and we can’t do it without you. In return for your vote, we’re inviting you to the summer’s biggest bash: The Independent’s annual Best of Missoula Party at Caras Park on Thursday, July 10. There’ll be live music from local bands, food, drinks, special activities for the whole family and, of course, plenty of toasts to this year’s winners.
But first things first: Fill out your ballot and do your part to make the 2014 Best of Missoula poll our best in two decades.
The rules are pretty straightforward:
• Be sure to complete AT LEAST 30 CATEGORIES; otherwise your ballot will be mocked, ridiculed and not counted. Likewise, if you do not provide us with your name, email and phone number, your votes will not be
counted. (We promise not to use the info for evil-doing!)
• Don't go all crazy on us—ONE BALLOT per user! Ballot stuffing is bad...very bad. And getting caught doing so will get your ballot disqualified.
• If you have questions or experience any technical difficulties while completing your ballot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Encourage your friends, family, and complete strangers to vote! Ok, so that’s not actually a rule but we do appreciate your help spreading the word.
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