Special Section By The Numbers

Best of 2022: By the Numbers

spoiler alert: they’re really, really big

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Our annual Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll is all about numbers. Here are some of the biggest ones that show how much our readers take part in the poll.


Total number of votes cast in the Best of the Chippewa Valley 2021 Reader Poll, which ran online Nov. 26 to Dec. 12.


Total number of people who voted in this year’s poll. By comparison, 12,904 people voted in the last contested election for Eau Claire City Council president (in 2019).


The number of questions in the poll, which range from Best Acupuncturist to Worst Stoplight.


The total number of options available to vote on across those 370 categories.


Number of votes cast for Best Bartender, the highest number in response to any question.


Total number of people who have voted in one or more Best of the Chippewa Valley polls since 2011.