If you are a pro-member who has qualified to vote for the Annies, this year’s online ballot is on it’s way to you today! Your vote is critical to a fair and balanced selection process. Voting instructions will be sent along with your ballot. Here is a preview:
All qualified voters will be able to vote in every category, though you will not have to vote in every category to complete your ballot. In most cases, you will be able to watch a video clip from each of the nominees. In some categories, the entire project will be posted, In others, a collection of stills will be available. If you have already seen the work, you will be able to “scrub through” the clips, or skip them entirely.
Annie Award voting uses a weighted system. There may be up to eight nominees in a given category, but you will only vote for your top three selections, giving a # 1 to your first choice, # 2 to your second choice and # 3 to your final choice. You do not have to vote for three nominees in each category, but can opt to vote for two, or even just one. You may also refrain from casting a vote in any category for which you do not feel qualified to vote.
You will not be required to complete your ballot in one sitting. Your selections are saved automatically, so you can log out at any time and then log in to return to the ballot as often as needed during the voting period.
The deadline to cast ballots is midnight, Monday, January 19th, 2015. Late ballots will not be counted. No exceptions.
Thank you in advance for voting! We hope to see you at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, January 31st, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Event information is available at http://annieawards.org/eventinfo.html