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I'm wireframing a semi-complex voting model for an award website where the user can vote for a nominee. Where it is complex is there are multiple divisions for the groups of nominees. It's laid out with a photo of each nominee, and my idea was to pop a modal / lightbox for the voting and full information / bio of the nominee.

The voter is allowed to vote for one nominee, per division, per day, so the thought is if I keep them on a single page so a user to pick and choose a winner in their respective decision.

A second idea is to have the user choose all of their nominees and enter in a final submit.

I think I'd prefer the first, but any insight into one over the other?

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Do you have a screenshot / wireframe you can include in your question? – JonW Sep 10 '12 at 15:39

I am not sure how your site is structured but my approach would be something like this:

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The approach on the right allows you to nominate the same person to several different categories while the option at the bottom restricts nominations to only a single category.

The full size image is stored here

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Perfect, that should work with the checkboxes. – Kyle Sep 11 '12 at 19:26

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