Ballot 2002 

This is the original, baby. All other Best of Detroit publications are mere poseurs, conceived out of desperation, greed and a yearning to be cool. We'd sue them for copyright infringement, but that's so beneath us. Wouldn't be cool. In any case, we're too busy living it up in the Motor City and environs. And we know you are too. That's why it's imperative that you do your duty as perceptive, sentient beings and fill out this ballot. Shirk your duty, and we all risk having low-class people determine what's best. That could give Detroit a bad name.

The integrity of our plebiscite is beyond reproach. For one thing, you can vote online. For another, neither Jackie Currie nor Katharine Harris will have anything to do with tabulation of your votes. Each one will be counted, fairly, accurately and, dare we say, lovingly.

Of course, unlike real elections, which usually give us mouth-breathers in bad suits, voting in ours can have tangible benefits. It qualifies you to win valuable prizes. And CBS News' exit polls are projecting you to be a winner!

Early Bird Prize: We'll draw one qualified (non-chad-hanging) ballot from the lot. That winner will get two passes to our big Best of Detroit VIP party on Sep. 20, which precedes the pulsating extravaganza that's open to anyone.

Electoral Rules: Vote on the printed paper ballot or in our online form link below. One printed ballot per envelope. One entry per person or e-mail account. No photocopies; only Metro Times original ballots will be accepted. At least 15 categories must be marked on a ballot or it will be shredded. Ballot stuffing (we can tell) will not be tolerated, and will result in cancellation of your Metro Times subscription. Ballots must be postmarked by Friday, Sep. 6.

Click here to vote for best of Detroit 2002

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