Voting Criteria & Timeline

56th ACM Awards® Voting Criteria & Timeline

The submissions eligibility period for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards is January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Key dates for Academy professional members for the 2020 ACM Awards cycle are as follows:

56th ACM BALLOTING PERIODS

Submissions: Dec. 1, 2020 (opens 9am PST) - Jan. 8, 2021 (Closes 5pm PST)

First Round: Jan. 19, 2021 (opens 9am PST) - Jan. 26, 2021 (Closes 5pm PST)

Second Round: Feb. 10, 2021 (opens 9am PST) - Feb. 17, 2021 (Closes 5pm PST)

Final Round: Mar. 17, 2021, 2021 (opens 9am PST) - Mar. 24, 2021 (Closes 5pm PST)

FINAL DAY TO BECOME A MEMBER TO VOTE IN THE 56TH AWARDS PROCESS

Dec. 1, 2020

As a reminder, the ACM Vote Solicitation Policy is as follows:

ACM award nominees and their affiliates are prohibited from soliciting votes directly from Academy members through mail (physical and email), or any other similar direct solicitation. The Academy will allow trade ads. Physical marketing mailers that do not mention voting, voting categories or use the Academy of Country Music corporate or awards logo are also allowed.

56th ACM Awards & Voting Criteria and Policy