Commentary: Life After #VOTY2020

V&R runs a December-to-November editorial calendar every year. It was designed to accommodate the #VOTY process. Since 2020 made things more interesting, the #VOTY was moved up to make room for more pressing issues in this country.

#VOTY2020 – We Have a Winner…

The pandemic changed our routines, our timelines, and our work lives. Our homes became more than sanctuaries. Our awareness of our health has increased. Our politics became more stratified.

#VOTY2020 – A Voter's Guide to #Vote4VOTY

You’re probably glad you do not have to mail your vote in. Or, stand in line to vote early at your election office or city hall. Or, are probably nervous and anxious to get your vote over with.

#VOTY2020 – Here Are Your Finalists

The scores have been tabulated. The Media Panel has convened and given their input on the Long List of Nominees. There is only one last step to take: Your vote!

#VOTY2020 – Getting Closer to Voting

The #VOTY2020 process is underway. The Media Panel has been submitting their votes and the scores have been tabulated on the Objective and Social media sections of this award process. Once everything is tabulated, then the finalists will be announced, and the live ballot will be open to everyone!

#VOTY2020 – The Long List

Just like every #VOTY before it, the idea of "vehicle" is not one to put into a row of silos. In our automotive world, we continue to recognize the continued realities of the marketplace, where the SUV is king and queen of the showroom floor. Trucks also played a huge role in this year's #VOTY2020 Long List, as they continue to drive sales volumes in this industry.

#VOTY2020 Is NOT Cancelled!

Getting to the #VOTY is the hard part. Each candidate vehicle receives a full evaluation of the format, metrics, and process is undertaken. These numbers are crunched and are presented to a Short List for panel evaluation. Then, a list of finalists is available for your vote. It is that simple.