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UPDATE 2: After three weeks of voting, the poll is now closed! Rick BARELY won over Daryl. The Ricktator reigns supreme! Of course, you can still share your feelings in the comments, if you agree or disagree with these results. They're not definitive, just representative of very passionate fans.

UPDATE 1: We're going to close this poll on Friday, May 16 and issue the official results. So vote, vote, vote!

Original story (from April 25):

Despite the House Stark mantra, summer is coming — so we’re stepping into the shallow end of the gene pool with a hotness poll as we wait for The Walking Dead Season 5 to show up in the fall. Why not? 

The Walking Dead is a show about survivors of the zombie apocalypse, but there’s a lot of equal opportunity eye candy. When Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) showed up in her skimpy outfit in Season 4, a lot of tongues started hanging out — but we can’t judge, 'cause we've been ogling the guys for years.

We don’t just like the TWD fellas for their looks, but straight men aren't the only visual creatures in this world. Besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the kind, positive energy of a guy like Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.) is worth a lot more than the power-hungry cruelty of a guy like The Governor (David Morrissey). (Although there’s no denying the hotness of David Morrissey. That man is fine.)

So who’s the hottest, to your eyes? Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) seems to be the most popular overall, but we can’t be the only ones who think Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) gets more attractive every season. Speaking of more attractive every season, Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun)! Glenn is now a super-stud, which we never would’ve expected from the guy in the baseball cap in Season 1.

Vote for your hot fave in the poll below, which includes some departed guys, like The Gov. and Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal), and even newcomers like Gareth ( Andrew J. West).

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.