I'm afraid this type of voting is going to be very "unfair".
What I mean by that, is you're going to vote for people you know, instead of people who deserve it.
I say (instead of doing what we're doing), we get all the signatures and submit them to 1 person anonymously. Then that person gives them to the voting team. Each one will be labeled by a number (#1, #2, #3, etc...), so that way everybody gets a fair chance.