You hold the key to the Best of Maui. It’s your year-round observations and diligent research on where to eat, where to play, the best shops on the island, and which county council person takes the cake for 2019. The time you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Cast your vote for your favorite shops, restaurants and community highlights in the MauiTime Best of Maui and be heard!

You don’t have to finish the ballot all at once. You can come back to it. You can also change answers if you change your mind. The ballot will bring you back to page one, just use the next button at the bottom to get to the section you want. There are required answers, you have to fill those out before you can move to the next section.

As usual, categories are organized into five sections: arts & entertainment; food & drink; goods & services; politics & environment; and sports & leisure. We’ve added some new categories this year to spice things up, but you’ll still find all the old standbys. You must fill in the required questions and fill out at least 40 categories for your ballot to be valid. Voting ends Wednesday, May 15th.

A FEW NOTES ABOUT BALLOT STUFFING:

While most people play it straight, every year a few nefarious folks attempt to stuff the ballot box. To cut down on this, and to ensure the results are fair and accurate, here are a few rules:


*ONLY ONE (1) BALLOT PER PERSON

*EACH QUESTION MUST HAVE A UNIQUE ANSWER. DO NOT USE THE SAME ANSWER MORE THAN ONCE

*EACH ONLINE BALLOT MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A VALID NAME & E-MAIL ADDRESS


Any ballots that violate these rules—or that sufficiently rouse our suspicion—will not be tallied. We hope it isn’t necessary, but if anyone does attempt to unfairly sway the outcome, we reserve the right to create a Best Ballot Stuffer category and call you out. This is not something you want to win—trust us.

Casting your ballot will also sign you up for our weekly newsletter with updates on the Best of Maui results, and terrific Maui content.

NOTE: In categories with the LOCAL stamp, only votes for locally owned businesses will be counted; no corporate chains please.

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