The voting schedule is shifted a bit in light of the holidays, so voting will begin on the 27th, with the 26th being the final day to pledge if you'd like to participate, and you will have until the 5th to vote.
There were a lot of other good suggestions, though. Keep in mind that I won't pick any pokemon that I predicted I would end up doing anyway, since that would be a waste of a vote.
EDIT: Updated the poster to use a non-standard picture of Mawile. One that was less terrifying! ;)