All right, readers. The time has come to cast your ballot. The polls are located at the top of the sidebar – one for the St Thomas More Division, the other for the Richard Rich Division. You can only vote once (sorry, libs!) and your vote is secret. There are 16 TMD candidates, and 12 RRD ones. I have a pretty good idea who will win the Richard Rich Division, but as for the St Thomas More Division…mighty tough competition.
You can read the comments from the nomination post if you want to read up on any of the nominees, as to why they were nominated for either division, and in one case, both divisions.
I excluded any nominee that had shed his or her mortal coil. It just seemed more fair that way. Beyond that, I included all the nominees that were offered.
Polls close at 12:00 Noon EST, December 30, 2012. Unless the world ends on the 21st, in which case, the polls will close earlier than scheduled.
UPDATE: After much reflection and seeking the advice of Anonymuse, I’ve decided to change the Richard Rich Division poll. Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Pell and Bill Donahue are no longer selectable – having them appear alongside the other individuals gives the appearance of scandal. While they may have done or said things some might find disagreeable, none have actively sought to undermine the Church or distort & misrepresent doctrine. I should have exercised better judgment, so I apologize.
Some of you may disagree with my decision, which is your right. I believe I’ve made the correct decision.