Nominate versus Vote for BOTM

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Nominate versus Vote for BOTM

Post by teacherjh » 20 Apr 2018, 12:59

What is the difference between nominating a book and voting for it for Book of the Month? I nominated a book but under each one it lists nominations and votes separately. I don't see any place to vote for a book. Can you vote for more than one?

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Post by gali » 20 Apr 2018, 22:30

teacherjh wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 12:59
What is the difference between nominating a book and voting for it for Book of the Month? I nominated a book but under each one it lists nominations and votes separately. I don't see any place to vote for a book. Can you vote for more than one?

Thanks for your help.
You nominate the books first. After a while, a "run-off vote" will be held. You can't vote for more than one.
During the nomination stage, any number of books can be nominated. You can also change your nomination to a different book during this stage.

When the nomination stage closes, a "run-off vote" will be held between only the top books with the most nominations. If the book you nominated is selected as one of the 4 for the "run-off vote", you will not need to revote. Your nomination will automatically convert into a vote. However, you can change your vote to one of the other nominated books if you wish until the vote closes. While a vote is ongoing, you can still nominate new books for the next time.
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Post by bookowlie » 21 Apr 2018, 09:17

I didn't realize this process took place anymore. I thought Scott had been picking the BOTM's for a while now.
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Post by bb587 » 21 Apr 2018, 19:10

Thanks for this! I just stumbled onto that page and was wondering the same thing.

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Post by teacherjh » 21 Apr 2018, 23:00

Thanks for the information. I’m so glad there are people here willing to guide newcomers.

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