SurveysBest Of Hartford Magazine Readers Poll 2018

What do you love most about living in Greater Hartford? Nominate and vote for your favorites today. This May, we'll publish the winners in our 15th annual "Best Of Hartford" issue.

For a vote to count, it must have a town name entered. In most categories, we will add up the different locations of a single business. In some categories - which will be designated with an asterisk - winners will be selected based on a single location.

You can vote in as many categories as you like, but you need to cast at least 10 votes in order to submit your ballot.

Voter Registration

Please enter your information, in order to vote.
Remember that you can go back at any time to finish your ballot.

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How it works

 Voting Rules: 

1) Only one ballot per person.

2) Online ballots must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 25, 2018. After this time you will no longer be able to vote.

3) While campaigning for Best Of honors is fair game, inducing your fans or patrons to vote through anything that might be constructed as a payoff could result in your disqualification. Asking for votes: fine.  Giving someone ANYTHING in exchange for their vote: not fine, as it taints the vote.

4) Play fair. Sponsors reserve the right to prohibit any voter from participating, if, at their sole discretion, Sponsor finds such voter to be tampering with the entry process, voting process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or if such entrant or voter shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules; or if such entrant or voter threatens the integrity of the Poll by posting or otherwise disseminating material on Twitter, Facebook, or any other social network that is offensive, vulgar, obscene, or defames anyone or any entity; or if such entrant or voter acts: (i) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (ii) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other voter, nominee, or Sponsor; or (iii) in any other disruptive manner.

5) If it looks like any company is stuffing the ballots we toss all your entries.

6) We only count ballots from this website.  There is no paper ballot option.

How To Vote:

1) Submit your name and a valid e-mail in the registration box, then click "Vote" in order to begin.

2) After you have registered, you will be taken to the voting page. Select a section (Food and Drink, Retail, etc.) and vote in whatever categories you choose. You can write-in your vote by typing the complete name and town in the field. 

3) When you have entered your votes in any section, hit the "Submit and Continue" button to move to the next section. Once you have hit this button, you can no longer go back, so make sure you are done voting in that section. You must hit "Submit and Continue" in order for your votes to be counted. You can skip sections if you wish.

4) When you are all done voting, hit the "Finalize Ballot" button. This will submit your ballot to us. Make sure you are satisfied with your choices before finalizing the ballot.

5) Once you begin voting, you may leave the page and come back at any time. Any submitted votes will be saved. Just enter your original voter information on the registration page and you will be taken back to where you left off. You need to cast at least 10 votes in order to submit your choices.

If you experience any difficulties voting, or have questions about the ballot, feel free to contact Hartford Magazine's Online Producer at

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