The Best of the City survey is open to everyone. People go online and vote for their favorites in a large variety of categories. Many thousands of people vote.
Duke City Software makes the questionnaire available online. When the user clicks the Submit button, our software automatically stores their vote in a database and redirects the user to a thank you page. At the end of the voting period, we provide a software application which allows magazine staff to view the votes, to account for variations in spelling of names, and to determine the winners in each category.