Fans, friends and fellow poker players.  Now is the time to have your voice heard.  As is tradition, the first step in determining the Poker Hall of Fame final inductees, is to first survey the public to get their input on whom they feel deserves the highest honor in poker.
 
That means we need your help!
 
Starting today and continuing through August 15, you can cast your nomination for the 2014 list.
 
This should be a very exciting year, as the minimum age criteria sits at 40 years old, and a few notables will have turned 40 since last year's nomination process.
 
Please don't nominate anyone in the Poker Hall of Fame.  The list of 46 players who are already a part of this elite group are available on WSOP.com.

There are 21 living members, and the honor of Poker Hall-of-Famer has been bestowed upon 46 individuals.

The Poker Hall of Fame traditionally elects one or two members annually. The enshrinement ceremony is now held in concert with the final table of the Main Event of the WSOP, held each November in Las Vegas. The main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are as follows:

  • A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
  • Be a minimum of 40 years old at time of nomination
  • Played for high stakes
  • Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
  • Stood the test of time
  • Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
POKER HALL OF FAME VOTING GUIDELINES

As in the previous four years, the nomination, selection and voting process will culminate in the enshrinement of a worthy inductee(s) as part of the WSOP Main Event Final Table.

The process will work as follows:

  • The public will be able to submit a name(s) for consideration via online submissions at www.WSOP.com through August 15
  • On or after August 15, the entire list of submitted individuals will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee, who will be tasked with reviewing all submissions and determining the final list of eligible candidates for 2014 induction. The committee will determine if any others should be added (such as non-poker players who have contributed greatly to the game, any glaring omissions, etc.) and determine the final eligible list.
  • The Nominating Committee’s final list will be announced in September. Anyone on this list will be forwarded to the official voters, made up of current Poker Hall of Fame members and select media, who will cast ballots to determine the induction class in 2014.
  • A finalist ballot will be sent to the current Hall-of-Famers (21 living) who will each rank the nominees in order of preference – ranking only those they deem worthy of admission in 2014. Each Hall-of-Famer will also have the ability to add a write-in candidate, who won’t be eligible for admission in 2014, but will automatically be added to the consideration list for 2015. In addition, a select group of media members will also be sent a ballot for ranking the finalists. All votes will be cast in private, with each PHOF and media member entitled but not obligated to keep their vote secret. After receiving back all ballots, the PHOF governing council reviews the selections and helps finalize any tiebreakers or errors. 
  • The two finalists receiving the most votes, as long as they are a majority, will be inducted during the enshrinement ceremony at the Final Table of Main Event in November, 2014.

http://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/