Sign-up to vote for 2014 Best of Kern County

This year, we've added new categories and retired some categories with low participation.

Nominations took place in December. We had the word out on, Facebook and in The Californian for users to nominate their favorite businesses and people in the appropriate categories. Those that were consistently nominated made the ballot. If you didn't make the ballot this year, try next year.

Voting Schedule

January 6, 2014 – January 26, 2014

How to Vote

Enter your email address and click the "Signup" button. You will receive an email with a unique link to your ballot.

If you receive the message "Participant with the Email already exists", you are already in the system and should have received an email. Check your spam folder if you can't find the email.

If you still can't find your email, click on the "Lost your access URL?" link. Re-enter your email address and click the "Resend" button. We will resend you your link to the voting ballot.


  1. Each voter must supply a valid email address to participate.
  2. Only one entry per email address.
  3. Multiple entries from the same computer or IP address will be limited and subject to examination for duplication.
  4. Only online ballots will be accepted. Print-outs, photocopies, call-ins or emails will not be accepted for voting.
  5. The Bakersfield Californian and reserve the right to disqualify obvious duplicate ballots.
  6. 50% of your ballot must be filled out in order to submit.

Results for 2014 Best of Kern County will be published in April in Bakersfield Life.

Questions, email