Voting Process

Voting runs from January 2 through May 25, 2020 (this closing date is extended due to Covid) and closes at midnight. EVERY STUDENT VOTE COUNTS!  You can submit your student votes in ONE AND ONLY ONE of the following ways:

Option 1:  Online 

Students can cast their votes OR librarians & teachers can enter bulk votes from this link. All votes submitted through this form will be counted towards the final vote. Please do not post the link publicly.  We want to ensure that only Maryland students are voting.

Online Voting Link  (open to the public for 2020 due to the coronavirus)

We have a Sandbox link available to teach students how to vote, to create how-to videos, to make sure your school is listed, to check for errors before student voting, etc. ALL votes cast at this address will be DELETED on a regular basis and WILL NOT count towards the final vote.

If you have any trouble accessing either link, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Option 2:  E-mail

Use the links below to access the relevant tally forms and fill them out, then e-mail to [email protected]. Please use a separate tally for each category; entering votes by grade level on the tally is optional. You will receive a confirmation that your email votes were received; please do not email votes and send them via US mail as well.

Option 3:  Submission via US Mail

MASL no longer has a post office box.  If you would like to vote via US mail, please click on the links below for the appropriate voting tally.  Please use a separate tally for each category; entering votes by grade level on the tally is optional. Please type or print. Votes sent via US mail must be postmarked by May 25 and sent to the address listed on the tally sheets.

Vote Tallies:

EVERY STUDENT VOTE COUNTS!  Please enter the total number of votes for each title for which votes are cast.

Vote for Picture Books

Vote for Grades 4-6 Chapter Books

Vote for Graphic Novels 4-6

Vote for Grades 6-9 Chapter Books

Vote for Graphic Novels 6-9

Vote for High School Books

For questions, please contact Marge Shaffer or Dedra Van Gelder at [email protected].

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