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Balloting Begins!

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Things worth noting this week:

• Ladies and gentlemen: Best of Tucson® voting season is upon us. Flip on over to Page 26 of the print version to check out the rules and the sample ballot, and when you're actually ready to vote, head on over to the online ballot.

Now is the time for our yearly reminder about ballot-box-stuffing efforts: They are lame, embarrassing, unforgivable and almost always detectable. Yes, it's cool to win or place in the Best of Tucson®—but it's only cool if you earn those honors legitimately. Also, take note of the fact that we peruse each and every submitted ballot, and if a ballot looks fishy or doesn't follow all of the rules, we throw it out.

To you lovely readers who freely (and ethically) share your opinions with us on the best that Tucson has to offer: Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your votes!

• Voting in our other big yearly contest—the Tucson Area Music Awards, aka the TAMMIES—gets underway next week. We always kick off Round One of the voting with our Spring Club Crawl®, which will take place on April 17 in lovely downtown Tucson. By the way, if you have not gotten your admission wristbands yet, I recommend scrounging up $8 and getting over to Zia Records soon.

Also, a note to all you local-music-history aficionados: We're in the process of placing lists of all the TAMMIES honorees ever online—going back to the very first TAMMIES in 1993. Look for that soon at TucsonWeekly.com and TAMMIES.com.

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