Update: As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ohio has 18,100 votes, followed by West Virginia with 16,971 votes and North Carolina with 4,622 votes. Voting ends at midnight Pacific Time.
Update: As of 8 a.m. Friday, Ohio has 14,257 votes, followed by West Virginia with 11,601 and North Carolina with 4,457. The competition runs until Tuesday.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has a commanding lead in a Facebook contest to determine which state has the best looking cruiser.
The contest, sponsored by the American Association of State Troopers, asks Facebook users to vote for their favorite state police, highway patrol or state patrol vehicle.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Ohio’s vehicle had a solid lead with 11,759 votes. The second-place vehicle, West Virginia, had 8,271 votes, followed by North Carolina with 4,262 votes.
The cruiser receiving the most votes will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of the Trooper Connection newsletter, the official publication of AAST.
Voting is being held on the AAST Facebook page. Fans can vote for a vehicle by clicking “like” on the individual photos.
Voting ends at midnight Pacific Time on July 15.