Emmy Awards Voting Shifts to Digital System Variety
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is moving to an online voting system for the Emmys, with Chief Executive Bruce Rosenblum introducing plans for a two-year transition, reports Variety.
The transition will first cover the initial round of Emmy voting, which sets nominees in all the categories. In 2015, online voting will be available for all rounds of the voting process, the story says. A paper ballot will also be available during the two-year transition period.
"We refine the Emmy Awards process every year, and this migration to an all-digital, online voting procedure will ensure that voting is easy, private and secure," Rosenblum said in a statement. "This is all part of our ongoing mission to activate greater member engagement, to inspire and help our members develop their professional potential, and to bring new and long-established voices within the television community together to continue to chart a bold path for our industry.”