Academy of Country Music® Announces Voting Timeline for 2017 Awards

October 28th Deadline to Apply for New Memberships & Renew Existing Memberships To Be Eligible to Vote for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™ in 2017

Encino, CA (October 6, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, to be broadcast LIVE from Las Vegas next April, 2017 (date announcement is forthcoming).

New membership applications and existing membership renewals must be completed by 3:00 PM PT / 5:00 PM CT on Friday, October 28, 2016 for members to be eligible to vote during the 2017 Awards cycle.

The ballot timeline for professional members is as follows:

  • Nomination Round Ballot Opens – Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Nomination Round Ballot Closes – Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  • Second Round Ballot Opens – Tuesday, January 17, 2017
  • Second Round Ballot Closes – Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • Final Round Ballot Opens – Monday, February 27, 2017
  • Final Round Ballot Closes – Monday, March 6, 2017

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