Instructions for voting on the stories polls

In the last few days, a few people have told me they voted . . . but I didn’t see the vote counter change. At first, I thought the poll might have had a time limit but these polls aren’t time-limited. I went back to a poll from a 2013 post to test if it still registered votes and it does.

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So, just in case, here are the details on how to vote. Also, I’d appreciate if readers let me know when they vote and if their votes are not being counted.

In case you don’t know what I’m referring to, this regards voting for one of the stories in the “A” Alphabet Challenge Submissions. You can vote HERE and for them who have yet to read them, there are links to each of the stories in that post.

This is what the poll looks like. To ensure your vote counts, click on “View Results” before you cast your vote.

That will change the view to the current totals, including telling you how many votes have been cast (10 at the time of this writing).

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Click on “Return To Poll” to exit that view.

To vote, you click on the circle next to the story you like. BUT . . . you also have to click on the “Vote” box for it to register.

Then, please click on “View Results” again to make sure your vote was added.

If your vote didn’t register, please let me know.

The system has a check for duplicate votes, so if you try voting again within a week of when you last voted, the vote won’t register.

If you tried voting in the last 3-4 days (from the date of this post), and you’re not sure if it counted your vote, try voting again. If the total changes, your previous vote likely hadn’t registered.

Thank you. Got to go now.

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