There is only one ballot this year, which contains all categories, including food, drink, shops, services, people and entertainment. The single voting period is open from January 15 to March 15.
Please remember: All voting should be for local New Hampshire businesses only, not national chains (McDonald's, Outback Steakhouse, Barnes & Noble, etc.). National chains are disqualified from winning as this poll represents the best that New Hampshire has to offer.
Q. OMG! The ballot looks long. Do I have to fill the whole thing out?
A. We ask that you please fill out a minimum of 10 categories for your ballot to count.
Q: When will the winners be revealed?
A: Winners will be contacted shortly after the ballot closes regarding their win. The complete list of winners will appear in the July 2019 issue of New Hampshire Magazine.
Q: What about the fantastic annual Best of NH Party you throw – when is it?
A: Food and drink winners will be celebrated at the annual Best of NH Party on Thursday June 27, 2019 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. This food, drink and entertainment lover's event is open and everyone is welcome to attend!
Q. Is a print version of the ballot available?
A. This year's ballot is only available electronically. Printed ballots are so 2001.
Q. What if I don't have an answer or preference for a category?
A. No worries! You do not need to fill out every category. If you don't have a preference, then please just skip the question and leave it blank. Please don't write in "don't know," don't care," etc. because it just muddies the results process.
Q. Can I vote as many times as I'd like to?
A. Sorry, but no. Only one ballot per person is allowed. (Yes, we can tell if you don't abide by these rules.)
Q. What are you planning to do with my information?
A. We'll use it to keep you in the loop regarding Best of NH related things (the ballot, party, etc.) and we'll add you to our e-newsletters (only if you ask us to do so below). We respect your privacy and will not sell your information to any third parties, etc.
Please note: New Hampshire Magazine and McLean Communications reserve the right to eliminate, add and edit categories at any point during the voting period. New Hampshire Magazine and McLean Communications reserve the right to disqualify any business from winning Best of NH that they believe, in their sole discretion, is not in good standing in the New Hampshire business community or has interfered in any way with the fair administration of the voting. New Hampshire Magazine and McLean Communications will have the final say on winners in all categories. "Stuffing of the ballot" is strictly prohibited, and if a business or person is suspected of this, New Hampshire Magazine and McLean Communications reserve the right to disqualify those ballots.