I am guessing the answer here would be both cultural and professional approach. But here is the issue:
I am in USA with a big company (~400 employees). Annually, we get performance reviews from the management (bonuses and raises), and we also get autonomous voting activity where each employee votes for a best team member through out the year. After voting deadline, winners from departments will get announced publicly and will receive rewards.
My question is, once I submit my vote along with the "why did you vote for this person" paragraph to the management, how would it look like if I go ahead and send a complete copy to the actual person I voted for? If it is ok to do, do I do it before the voting deadline or after?
Why I am doing this? As a sign of showing appreciation, I am guessing that it would be great to show them that I am voting for them, like a "thank you again" kind of thing, or "let's keep up the good work". They could also use that as a recommendation reference maybe.