Today, as you nurse your hangover caused by either celebrating your preferred political party’s performance last night, or coming to terms with your candidate falling short, please take some time to cast your vote for a better Milwaukee music scene. Now that you’re well versed in the democratic process, why not keep on picking stuff, right? There won’t be slam ads, mean-spirited mailers, or pre-recorded messages robo-calling you during dinner. This one’s fun.

In the midst of election season, 88Nine has unveiled its ballot for the 2014 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. Between now and November 23, listeners can cast their votes for a handful of local music awards such as Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Solo Artist Of The Year, Music Video Of The Year, Album Art Of The Year, and more. Winners will be named at an awards ceremony at the station’s Walker’s Point studio Thursday, December 4. Musical acts including GGOOLLDD and The Delta Routine will perform at the awards show.

With a flurry of “Best Of” lists on the way between now and year’s end, this presents an opportunity for local music listeners to help talented Milwaukee musicians get some well-deserved attention for the work they’ve put in this year. And you don’t even need to make small talk with the elderly at your polling station before voting. Just enter your name and email address, then vote away.