- Posted by Johanna on July 1, 2009 at 7:24 am
- Category: Comic News
As a followup to the various Harvey Award discussions, former Gemstone employee Travis Seitler has posted a story of how the company provided pre-filled ballots to employees in 2007 and 2008. He says there were a couple of blank spaces left, and
Nobody was required to submit the ballots (I didn’t either year; mostly because I was disgusted by the scheme), but I’m sure we still had two- or three-dozen nearly identical ballots sent for both of those years. The worst part is that they were so pathetically obvious about it. In 2007, completely blank ballots were e-mailed to Gemstone employees and then we were told to not touch those, but to instead wait for the “J.C. Vaughn-approved” (pre-filled) versions to be passed around.
That gives some idea of how few nominations it may take to get on the ballot.