If you haven’t voted for Best of WNC before, it can be pretty darn complicated. Also, we don’t fit neatly into any of the existing categories.

So we made this video and instructions below to help make the process as easy and efficient as possible.

We appreciate you voting for us in any or all of these categories!

  1. Go to https://mountainx.com/bestofwnc/ and click Vote Now

  2. Register with name & email (if you haven’t already) / Click ballot link in email

  3. Click section index (top right corner)

  4. Choose Health & Wellness Section & scroll down

    • Type “Namaste in Nature” for Best Place to Center Yourself

    • Type “Namaste in Nature” for Best Yoga Studio

    • Type “Outdoor Yoga” for What category would you like to see added to this section next year?

  5. Click section index

  6. Choose Outdoor Section & scroll down

    • Type “Namaste in Nature” for Best Hiking Club or Group

    • Type “Outdoor Yoga” for What category would you like to see added to this section next year?

  7. Click section index

  8. Choose Uniquely Asheville & scroll down

    • Type “Namaste in Nature” for Local Asheville Attraction

  9. Complete at least 30 categories within 7 days and click Submit Completed Survey

Rules & Tips

Here are the rules for the 2019 Best of WNC Readers’ Poll:

  1. The official voting period is Tuesday, March 27, through 11:59 p.m. (midnight) Wednesday, April 30.

  2. Your ballot must have at least 30 categories completed to be counted.

  3. You have seven days to complete your ballot. After seven days, your ballot will be automatically closed and submitted.

  4. One ballot per reader, please. We reserve the right to discard any ballot we deem fraudulent.

  5. Read and follow section and category instructions.

Have a problem voting? Call us Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 251-1333. Or e-mail us at bestof@mountainx.com

A few important points before you get started…

  • All categories are write-in. However, to improve your voting experience, this year’s ballot features an autocomplete feature. When you type 3 or more characters in an answer field (for most categories), you’ll be offered a drop-down list of answers to choose from. If you don’t see the answer you want, just ignore the list and type your own answer.

  • You can take a break from voting by clicking the Resume Later button, which allows you to return to close your ballot and return later. You have seven days to complete your ballot.

  • Save your ballot-registration email — it contains the link that will let you return to your ballot (until you actually click “submit”).

  • To return to your unfinished ballot, use the link in the original ballot-registration email that you received when you initially registered.