Welcome to the 2014 Best of the Capital Region Readers Poll

11% of survey complete.

It's time to make your picks in our annual rundown of the region’s finest people, places and things.

Anyone who makes selections in at least 20 of the categories below will be entered in a drawing for one big prize: an iPad. The winner must be able to pick up the prize at the Times Union.

We want your comments: Feel free to expound on your answers in the survey. Or send comments to bestof@timesunion.com. We’ll include a selection in the Best of the Capital Region section, which will be published in the Times Union Thursday, June 19, 2014. The online voting for Best Of ends at noon Thursday April 24, 2014. The deadline for print ballots, available at the Times Union in Colonie, is noon Friday, April 11, 2014. NOTE: One vote per computer. If you try to click on this link again, you'll be redirected to timesunion.com. View our Best Of rules. / View our privacy policy.

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