Voting by representatives of independent brokers has commenced effective 9:00 AM Eastern time on June 1 through July 1 at 9:00 AM at InvestmentAdvisor.com that will result in the naming of the 2010 annual Broker/Dealers of the Year later this year.

This is the 20th year that Investment Advisor has polled its independent broker/dealer reps, asking them to rate their own broker/dealers on a number of discrete categories, as well as an overall ranking. Those broker/dealers that gain the highest vote scores from their reps, in four different categories based on the size of the B/Ds, will be named Broker/Dealers of the Year in the September 2010 issue of Investment Advisor and online at InvestmentAdvisor.com.

The live ballot is accessed by clicking on the Broker/Dealer of the Year icon on the InvestmentAdvisor.com home page, and is open to all producing registered reps of independent broker/dealers.

View the complete rules of the 20th annual ballot here, read profiles of the currently reigning Broker/Dealers of the Year here, and download the 2010 Investment Advisor directory of independent broker/dealers, ranked by five different metrics, here.