Undocumented Immigrants Rising Quickly on TIME’S ‘Person of the Year’ List

Undocumented immigrants are now in ninth place

By Jorge Rivas Nov 28, 2012

TIME magazine is letting readers have their say on who should be the 2012 Person of the Year. The list of 40 contenders includes "Undocumented Immigrants" who are currently in ninth place.

Soon after the story was published Monday, "Undocumented Immigrants" rose to the middle of the list with the majority voting "no way" they should be on the cover. At 3pm EST Tuesday the "no ways" were still in the lead with 28,092 votes, compared to 16,187 "definitely" votes for undocumented immigrants.

But sometime in the evening Tuesday the "definitely" votes flipped.

At the time this story was published, the "definitely" votes were at 51 percent (46,024) while the "no way" votes stood at 49 (43,485).

Undocumented immigrants are now in ninth place. Egypt’s new president Mohamed Morsy is currently in first place with 229,409 "definitely" votes.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 12, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 14. You can vote on TIME.com.

TIME does clearly point out that "as always TIME’s editors will choose the Person of the Year," so ultimately they’ll have the final say.