It's that time of year again, when Inlander
readers furiously fill out ballots or online polls to determine the best of the best in the Inland Northwest.
You can find the 2015 ballot in the current issue (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) or vote online
, meaning that voting on your favorite local places, personalities and activities couldn't be easier. We have 48 categories on this year's ballot that weren't there last year; some are brand new, and some are old favorites making a return appearance.
Many of the new categories reflect changes in and around Spokane, such as "Best Distillery" and "Best Retail Marijuana Shop," and we're expanding the opportunities to vote on your favorite area athletes, giving readers the chance to pick a favorite from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and
Washington State. We have a special focus on Sandpoint this year as well. We even included some questions suggested by readers on last year's poll, including "Best Pho," "Best U-Pick Farm/Orchard" and "Best Place to Take Photos in the Inland NW." Check out last year's winners
if you need a reminder of 2014's reader favorites.
A few things to keep in mind as you consider your votes:
1. We only accept one ballot per person.
2. Ballots must
include your full name and a verifiable email address. We won't share your information, it's just to make sure you really exist when you vote for "Best Local Cat
3. You must
answer at least 40 questions for your ballot to count.
4. Paper ballots must
be postmarked by Feb. 9, and you can only send one ballot per envelope.
5. We'll reject any ballots that appear to violate the spirit of the poll.
You'll read all about the winners in our Best Of issue hitting the streets March 19. Happy voting!