It's time to cast your votes!

The Best of Kern Awards are back and, as always, we'll be relying on your votes to pick the best people, places and things in our county.

Our new, simplified balloting system allows you to vote once each day.

Voting starts January 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2016.

Voting for your favorite person, organization, or business in the annual Best of Kern Awards competition is simple. First, you'll need to either Register or Login, by clicking the “Register/Login” link located below on the right of this page. Only verified email addresses will be accepted. If you have voted in one of our other contests, or make purchases from our Daily Deal, you can login with that email address and password.

Once you are signed in, click on the “Ballot” link to start voting.

What if I forgot my password?

Click the "Login/Register" link at the top of the page. At the bottom of the window that pops up you should see a link to reset your password. Click that and follow the instructions onscreen to get a new password.

How do I submit my votes?

Your votes are automatically submitted as soon as you hit the vote button.

How do I change my vote?

Just click the Vote button next to whatever you want to vote for and we’ll change your vote for you.

By the end of the voting process, the top vote receiver will be named a "Best of Kern" winner.