Finalists in the Tehachapi News' "readers' choice" poll -- 2012 Best of Tehachapi -- have been announced and will be featured in a special section of the newspaper to be published on Nov. 20.
This is the third year for the contest and more local businesses and organizations than ever were nominated said Tehachapi News General Manager Claudia Elliott.
All of the finalists will win an award -- and each will be featured in the special section.
Businesses and organizations were nominated and voting took place using the Best of Tehachapi website (www.bestoftehachapi.com). Finalists and winners will be featured on that website as well, and winners will be published in the 2013 TOP phone book.
More than 265 individuals, businesses and organizations were nominees, some in multiple categories, this year. Voting was limited to one vote (in each category) per valid email address, and a limit to the number of votes per computer IP address in an effort to keep the voting reflective of interested readers.