From Enterprise Staff
As of press time Tuesday, nearly 84,000 ballots had been cast in the Polk County Enterprise’s 2023 Best of Polk County Reader’s Choice Awards, the annual awards process that provides an opportunity to recognize local businesses, professionals and non-profits. Voting began Oct. 1 and will conclude Oct. 31.
This fourth year of the annual contest brought some changes, with all voting being conducted online and no paper ballots being accepted. The nomination process ran throughout the month of September during which time over 51,000 nominations were received. There were over 100 categories across the following areas: eating and drinking, arts and entertainment, health and fitness, local, services and shopping.
During the voting process, which will last throughout the month of October, voters will have the opportunity to select their favorite from the top eight nominees in each category and will be allowed to vote up to once a day per email address. To participate, go to the website easttexasnews.com and click on the Contests tab. To register only involves using an email address.
The culmination of the annual readers’ choice awards will be the recognition of the winners in a special section that will be included in the Dec. 3 issue of the Polk County Enterprise.