One of the big things being talked about to respond to Puppygate is an effort to vote No Award in those categories where the Sad/Rabid slates control most or all of the nominations.
Last month Kevin Standlee wrote an excellent blog post on what how that it done and what it means. Rather than trying to distill his expertise I'm just going to link directly to the post.
If you are thinking of voting No Award (and I'm one of them) I urge you to read and think on what Kevin has to say. He explains both the process and the effect without engaging in politics.