This is our first poll - and I wanted to get this taken care of.
The old way of displaying posts was to kick them to the top of the page and let them sit there for their allotted time. All vote buttons and other information is displayed.
The new way has just the thumbnails and titles displayed in a single row without the vote buttons. You have to click through to vote and view the post. However there is no time limit for the promoted post. They stay up there until they are bumped out of the by 5 completely new promotes.
We've decided that we will abide by whatever the community decides on this issue.