Voting for the 2015 Hugo Awards opened on May 1, 2015. Members of the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention (Sasquan) may vote until July 31, 2015 using the Online Hugo Awards Final Ballot or by using the paper ballot that will be sent to all members. Members who join Sasquan by July 31, 2015 (the close of voting) are eligible to vote. Members who registered an e-mail address with the 2015 Worldcon will receive instructions including a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for accessing the online ballot.
Finalists for the 2015 Hugo Award were selected by nominations received by the members of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Worldcons. Only members of the 2015 Worldcon can vote on the final ballot. The ballot includes the finalists for the Hugo Award and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (sponsored by the publisher of Analog), which is not a Hugo Award but is administered and voted upon by the same system as the Hugo Award and is presented at the Hugo Award ceremony.
The Final Hugo Award ballot uses the “Instant Runoff Voting” (IRV) system. Voters rank their preferences among the nominated works (including “No Award,” which is always listed in each category; if it wins, no Hugo Award is presented in that category that year). Voters mark the work they want to win with a 1, the work they would prefer if their first choice was not on the ballot with a 2, and so forth. Voters need not rank all choices.
Sasquan is preparing the “Hugo Voter Packet,” a collection of shortlisted works or excepts of such works provided by the publishers and rights-holders to allow the voters to be better informed about their choices. Sasquan expects to release the Hugo Voter Packet in late May 2015. In addition, many publishers, authors, and artists have made full versions of their nominated works available on their websites.
The results of the 2015 Hugo Awards will be announced at a ceremony on August 22, 2015 at Sasquan in Spokane, Washington. The ceremony is planned to be shown live on streaming video and a text-only coverage of the event will be provided through the Hugo Awards web site. Details of the live streaming and text-based coverage will be announced in August.
The 1939 Retro Hugo voter packet is now available for download by Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Loncon 3. The packet is an electronic package of nominated works made available by Hugo nominees and their publishers. The packet will remain available until voting closes at 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday 31 July 2014.
The 1939 Retro Hugos celebrate the science fiction and fantasy that fans at the very first Worldcon in 1939 would have known. The voter packet includes full editions of several of the works nominated for the Retro Hugos, though it was not possible to acquire permission for all of the nominated works to be included.
The 1939 Retro Hugo Awards will be presented at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday 14 August at a ceremony jointly presented by Mary Robinette Kowal and Rob Shearman, with music provided by the Brideshead Ballroom Stompers. The ceremony will be streamed live via the Internet to enable fans around the world to take part in this commemoration of the best of the science fiction and fantasy of 1939.
Full details of the 2014 Hugo and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards are available at the Loncon 3 website. Direct questions about the voter packets and the administration of the voting (such as questions about memberships and voting PINs) to Loncon 3, not to the Hugo Awards web site. We here at the Hugo Awards web site do not actually run the individual Hugo Award elections, so questions we receive can be delayed while we forward them to the current Worldcon for action.
The 2014 Hugo Awards voter packet — an electronic package of nominated works made available by Hugo nominees and their publishers — is now available for download by Supporting, Attending and Young Adult members of Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention.
The voter packet, which includes full editions of many Hugo-nominated works and preview versions of others, enables Loncon 3 Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members to familiarize themselves with the Hugo Award contenders before voting. The packet will remain available until voting closes at 0000 PDT on Friday 1 August 2014. Only Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Loncon 3 can vote on the final ballot for the 2014 Hugo Awards. You can become a member of Loncon 3 at their membership web site.
The 2014 Hugo Awards will be presented at a ceremony on the evening of Sunday, 17 August 2014 in London. The ceremony will be streamed live via the internet to enable fans around the world to experience this celebration of the best of the year’s science fiction and fantasy.
A voter packet for the Retro Hugos, commemorating the best in science fiction and fantasy available to fans in 1939, is also being organized by the Loncon 3 Hugo team, and we’ll announce it here when it is available.
The full press release from Loncon 3 is available on their web site.
Loncon 3 is working on assembling the Hugo Voter Packet, but has not yet released it. We will make an announcement here when they release the packet, and Loncon 3 will send an announcement to all of their members with registered e-mail addresses. If you have questions about the Hugo Voter Packet, write to email@example.com. Hugo Voter Packets will come from Loncon 3, the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention, not from the Hugo Awards web site.
Voting for the 2014 Hugo Awards has not yet opened. We will make an announcement when voting opens. Voting will take place through the Loncon 3 Hugo Awards web page and will be administered by Loncon 3. You must be a supporting or attending member of Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon, to vote on the final ballot. If you are a member of Loncon 3 and have a question about your PIN to use with online voting, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting by paper ballots will also be available through ballots that will be available on the Loncon 3 web site and that Loncon 3 will send to their members.
The 2013 Hugo Voter Packet is now live and available to Supporting, Attending, Military and Young Adult members of LoneStarCon 3, the 2013 World Science Fiction Convention, in order to help them evaluate the 2013 Hugo Award nominees and cast their final ballots.
In order to access the Hugo Voter Packet, you will need your name (as recorded in the LoneStarCon 3 membership database) and your unique Hugo PIN. LoneStarCon3 will sent PIN reminders at regular intervals during the final ballot period, and you can recover lost or forgotten PINs on the download page. If you are not yet a member of LoneStarCon 3, you can join this year’s Worldcon in order to be eligible to vote on this year’s Hugo Awards and to receive the Hugo Voter Packet. Only members of the 2013 Worldcon are eligible to vote on the 2013 final Hugo Awards ballot.
The works in the Hugo Voter Packet have been made available to the members of LoneStarCon 3 as a courtesy by the publishers, editors, artists and authors of the works nominated for a Hugo or John W. Campbell Award.
Direct questions about the 2013 Hugo Voter Packet to LSC3’s Hugo Packet Administration, not to TheHugoAwards.org. Administration of each year’s Hugo Awards and the Hugo Award Voter Packet is done by individual Worldcon committees, not by the marketing team at TheHugoAwards.org.
The LoneStarCon 3 Hugo Awards page now has copies of the paper version of the 2013 Hugo Awards final ballot. Paper ballots can be printed out and mailed in to this year’s Hugo Award Administrators. (Ballots must be received by LSC3 by Wednesday, July 31, 2013.) An online version of the final Hugo Award ballot is promised by LSC3 to be available “by the end of May, 2013.”
A Hugo Voter Packet, featuring electronic versions of nominated works, is also expected to be released in late May.
Chicon 7, this year’s World Science Fiction Convention, has released the 2012 Hugo Voter Packet. This package includes electronic versions of many works nominated for the 2012 Hugo Awards. It is available only to Supporting, Attending, and Young Adult members of Chicon 7, and only through the close of voting on this year’s Hugo Awards.
These Hugo Award-nominated works are made available to the members of Chicon 7 through the generosity of the nominees and publishers for the purpose of familiarizing voters with this year’s nominees.
To access the Hugo Voter Packet, you will need a PIN issued to you by Chicon 7. For more details about the packet, including how to obtain your PIN if you do not have one, see the Chicon 7 Hugo Awards web site.
Note: The 2012 Hugo Awards are administered by Chicon 7, the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention. Direct all questions about the Hugo Packet or any other aspect of the administration of the 2012 Hugo Awards to Chicon 7’s Hugo Award Administrators. If you send your question to us here at the Hugo Awards web site, your answer will be delayed until we forward it to Chicon 7.