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Look Who’s Leading TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Poll

Written by Philip Hodges

Every year, TIME magazine asks its readers to vote for person who “influenced the news the most this year, for better or for worse.” So far, 1.2 million people have voted, and at the top of the list at 13% is Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. Running a close second at 11% is President-elect Donald Trump.

The poll ends December 4, and the results will be announced on December 7th.

TIME explains that the ultimate decision of who is going to be on the cover of their magazine as the ‘Person of the Year’ lies with the editors, but that “the reader poll is an important window into who you think most shaped 2016.”

So, this poll is like the popular vote, and the editors are the Electoral College.

Here’s a list of the 30 candidates, listed alphabetically by last name.

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If you’d like to vote, you can do so here.

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