The polls will be open in's latest Best of Dayton contest from Jan. 7-Feb. 7, 2020.

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Support your favorites in’s Best of Dayton contest

The polls are about to close!

Weigh in on the best Dayton has to offer in our annual Best of Dayton contest. Voting will close after Feb. 7, 2020.  

>> VOTE NOW: Click here for the ballot

Thank you to all of the members of the community who submitted more than 125,000 nominations for this year’s contest. Your nominations helped shape the final ballot.

And thank you for the more than one million votes already cast in this year’s record-setting contest.

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The city of Dayton skyline. TY GREENLEES/STAFF PHOTO.
Photo: Staff Writer

❓How were the finalists selected? 

The team combed through all of the nominations in the more than 150 categories and vetted those nominations for relevancy to the category. Your top nominations are what you see on this ballot.

Each contest has anywhere between three and 10 finalists, depending on the volume of nominations per category as well as how close the tallies were in each category.

❓How many times can I vote?

You can cast one vote per day per category for the duration of the contest, running Jan. 7-Feb. 7, 2020.

>> View official contest rules here

Downtown Dayton skyline.

❓When will winners be announced?

There is one sure way to be the first to know the winners. Sign up for the What to Know newsletter to have results delivered straight to your inbox on Feb. 24, 2020.

We will showcase the first, second and third-place winners in each category.

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