2018 Best of Downtown Rules and Methodology

2018 Best of Downtown Readers’ Poll Rules and Methodology

L.A. Downtown News’ The Best of Downtown Readers’ Poll and Awards are open to all people, places and businesses located within L.A. Downtown News’ circulation area.

Readers may vote online at downtownnews.com. Readers must fill out their own ballot, and must include a valid email address. By voting, voters agree to join L.A. Downtown News’ mailing list. Only votes from emails registered with L.A. Downtown News will be valid.

Only one ballot per IP address will be accepted for online votes. Any ballot containing votes for the same individual or business in more than 3 categories will be disqualified.

Multiple ballots with what in our judgment contain similar voting patterns will be disqualified. Any businesses or individuals suspected of attempting to circumvent the rules will be disqualified from award eligibility. Businesses or individuals offering incentives or compensations to voters will be disqualified from award eligibility.

The voting period will begin on Monday May 21, 2018 and close on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Except in the case of ties, each category will have one Winner and one Reader Recommended (runner-up) awardees.  The maximum number of awards (Winner and/or Reader Recommended) is three per entity. Awardees will be notified by the staff of L.A. Downtown News only and the results will be published in the Best of Downtown Issue dated July 23, 2018. Awardees will also be invited to the exclusive Best of Downtown Winner’s Party.

Be aware that L.A. Downtown News WILL VERIFY each email ballot. All voters will receive an email confirmation; this email also provides a feedback loop in case the individual suspects their email was used without permission on a ballot. Businesses that use customer emails for voting purposes without permission will be discovered and will be ineligible for award consideration.

The Best of Downtown awardees are determined by the readers of L.A. Downtown News. The management and staff of L.A. Downtown News do not determine the winners and the results may not reflect the viewpoints of the staff of L.A. Downtown News.

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