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Online voting underway for Aiken’s Choice Top Docs contest

November 25, 2018 GMT

Local residents can vote online daily for their favorite medical professionals in the new Aiken’s Choice Top Docs 2019 contest.

Medical categories previously featured in the Aiken Standard’s annual Aiken’s Choice business contest will now be exclusively featured in Aiken’s Choice Top Docs 2019.

Residents can vote once per day online at aikenstandard.com/ACTopDocs.

The contest begins with voting for the nominations phase; voting began Thursday, Nov. 1, and will end Friday, Nov. 30.

After the nominations phase, the top five nominees in each of the 40 categories will move on to the voting phase. The finalists voting phase will take place Dec. 5 and end Dec. 31.


Aiken Standard staff decided to split Aiken’s Choice due to the increasing size of the event.

During the 2018 awards, medical categories alone received over 26,000 votes, said Aiken Standard Advertising Manager Lindsey McCullough.

“We’re just really excited that Aiken’s Choice has become so popular that we’re able to have Top Docs,” McCullough said.

Top Docs features 40 categories for local medical businesses. This includes the categories from the 2018 event with some new additions for 2019.

The majority of the nominating and voting process for Top Docs will take place online.

A printed nomination ballot was published in the Aiken Standard on Nov. 7. Residents can request a print nomination ballot by calling the Aiken Standard at 803-648-2311 or by stopping by the Business Office at 326 Rutland Drive.

A printed finalist voting ballot will be published in the Aiken Standard and The North Augusta Star newspapers on Dec. 5.

The winner of each category, along with two finalists, will be recognized at a celebration ceremony in January after voting ends.

To vote, visit aikenstandard.com/ACTopDocs.