Participation in the Nutmeg Book Award voting is free, and there is no need to pre-register.
Students in grades 2-12 vote by official Nutmeg Book Award ballot in April for their favorite title at either their school or public library. Each institution may set up the voting as they see fit. Some schools vote at town hall, some libraries have a ballot box, and many places have parties, special events, or other Nutmeg celebrations during April. Each student may vote only once. Public and school librarians submit their institution's ballot tallies electronically on the Nutmeg website during the month of April. (More information about submission of tallies will be forthcoming.)