Easy online voting starts Friday, April 25, and winning businesses will be announced in July. To find the online ballot, go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com/best_of.
By participating, readers have their own chance to win a prize. People who vote for at least five categories and then respond to a confirmation email, activating their ballot, will be entered into the prize drawing. Prize winners will be contacted via email after voting ends.
Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.
Readers who don't find their favorite businesses in the Best Of drop-down menus can submit them as write-in votes. Write-in votes help new retailers and service providers qualify for next year's ballot.