As of right now (5pm MST), the Dalai Lama has received 73% YES votes and 27% NO. I didn’t check all 158 people nominated, but after clicking a few yes’s and no’s he stood out as a clear leader (nice sidenote, another favorite person of mine, transgender activist Laverne Cox, is also polling well above average at 59% YES, 41% NO).
According to Time.com, the magazine’s editors will make the final choice on who is featured, but they welcome your input as well. You can cast your vote by:
- Commenting on any TIME Facebook post that includes #TIME100,
- tweeting your vote using #TIME100 or
- visiting Time.com’s TIME 100 voting hub, And
- This link should take you directly to the Dalai Lama voting page…
From the website: “Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 10, and the winner of our reader poll will be announced April 13. This year’s official TIME 100 list will be announced April 16.”