I've culled my list of 14 nominees down to the worst 7 as finalists. This year I'm using Ranked Choice Voting to find a winner.
How does Ranked Choice Voting work?
Of the 7 finalists, you can rank up to 5 in order of preference. If one finalist receives more than 50% of first-choice votes, they are the winner. If, however, no finalist reaches a majority of first-choice votes, then counting will continue in rounds. At the end of each round, the finalist with the fewest votes is eliminated. If you ranked that finalist first, your vote will go to the next highest ranked finalist on your ballot. This process will continue until one finalist receives a majority of first-choice votes or when there are 2 finalists left, at which point the finalist with the most votes wins.
While you are not required to rank multiple choices, by doing so you can still impact who wins even if your top choice does not. Ranking multiple finalists ensures your vote will go toward your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th choice if your top choice is eliminated, giving you more say in who wins.
Voting will remain open until Dec. 14 at 11:59 pm eastern time.
Please share the ballot with your co-workers, friends, family members, and all over your social networks. Summary descriptions of each finalist are included at the bottom of the ballot. I'll announce the winner (or loser, depending on your perspective) on Dec. 21.