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The Great American Read: How to Vote for Your Favorite Novel

The Great American Read: How to Vote for Your Favorite Novel

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Wondering how to cast your vote for PBS' Great American Read? No need to fret.

Remember, all voting methods will close at midnight on October 18, 2018.

  • Use the voting app on The Great American Read website. You’ll have to register before your first vote, using either your email address or a Facebook login, but after that, you’ll be able to vote with just a few clicks.
  • Post an original post to Facebook or Twitter using the official hashtag for your favorite book. The hashtags for each book can be found on the individual book pages in the READ THE LIST section. You can also vote on Facebook by using the hashtags in the comments on specific posts on the Great American Read Facebook site. You can identify these posts with instructions of how to vote in each post.
  • Send a text message with a unique keyword hashtag for your favorite book to the Great American Read SMS shortcode 97979. You can find the unique keyword hashtags per book here.
  • Call a Toll-Free phone number for each book. Look for the phone numbers for each book on the Voting Methods section when Toll-Free voting goes live on September 11, 2018.

You can place one vote for each book per voting method every day, so go ahead and vote for all of your favorite books! All voting methods will close on October 18, 2018, at midnight PT. The results and The Great American Read winner will be revealed in the Grand Finale show airing Tuesday, October 23 at 8 pm on KQED 9.

Additional Information about Voting:
Frequently Asked Questions about voting for The Great American Read
Terms and Conditions for voting for The Great American Read
Voting Methods


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