Surveys / 2014 Best of Milwaukee Readers' Choice
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This year marks the Shepherd Express’ 25th annual Best of Milwaukee, the longest-running readers’ choice poll in the city. Each year, we ask readers to vote for their favorite Milwaukee-area businesses, events and personalities. We then tally the votes and publish the winners in our annual Best of Milwaukee issue.

Voting will be a two-step process.

Step 1- Nominate your favorites from July 31 - August 21

Step 2 - Vote for the top nominees in each category from September 11 - October 1

Shepherd Express will send any person who has participated in the nomination process a reminder email for when the finalist voting begins.

How it works

1)    Complete as many categories as possible. For ballot to be valid, you must complete at least 15 categories, any combination of sections.

You must provide a valid email address. Email addresses will be verified. If you submit a survey without a valid email address, it will not be counted. You may only submit one survey for yourself.

3)    Shepherd Express reserves the right to disregard multiple ballots that are sent from the same email address.

Businesses are not permitted to fill out or submit ballots on behalf of their employees, customers, or anyone elsewith or without consent. Any business offering discounts or anything of value in exchange for votes will be automatically disqualified. Bands are not permitted to fill out ballots on behalf of their fans.

All completed ballots are subject to verification by our staff. By submitting this ballot, you agree that we may contact you for this purpose.

2014 Voting is a two step process.

Step 1- deadline for nominations is Thursday, August 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 2- deadline for voting for finalists is Wednesday, October 1 at 11:59 p.m.

The list of winners will be published in the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee issue, which will be available on newsstands November 14. Results will also be available online at

Shepherd Express and make every reasonable effort to prevent ballot stuffing.