The online poll opened at noon on Thursday for the 98 people, including a number of children, who were nominated in the 12 categories for their contribution to the community, their caring natures, inspirational roles, fundraising contribution or for simply being a good neighbour or loving grandparent.
Since then votes have come in from all over the world, including Australia, Thailand, Sweden, Turkey, Morocco and Zimbabwe.
Voting will close on 31 July, after which the three most popular candidates in each category will be put forward for judging in August by a group of awards sponsor representatives, JEP staff and last year’s winners.
Members of the public can cast their votes by visiting the prideofjersey.com website, where they will find a profile of each nominee and the reason why their names was put forward.
The three finalists in each category will be invited to Government House for a special event on 11 September, when the name of the overall winners will be announced.