Best Of Readers’ Poll 2008


Win prizes! Send in your ballot (in compliance with the rules below) and you will automatically be entered to win weekly prizes, and also be in the running for a grand prize! Weekly prizes include dinners for two, theater tickets, and more!

A Few Rules: Please print clearly. One ballot per person. Deadline for receipt of ballots is Friday, August 15, at 5 p.m. All nominations/choices must be located in Santa Barbara County. PLEASE FILL OUT AT LEAST 20 ITEMS OR YOUR BALLOT WILL NOT BE COUNTED. No more than two ballots per envelope mailed to The Independent. No single business may receive more than two votes on any single ballot (if there are more than two, only the first two will be counted). Businesses may not provide postage, envelopes, or any financial assistance to Best Of voters. Ballots must include your name, daytime phone number, and address. Ballots missing any of this information will not be counted. You may be called to verify your ballot (all ballots are confidential and information provided on them will not be used for marketing purposes).


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