Voting is now closed for the 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest! Thanks for your votes & support!

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THE RULES

Vote Early & Vote Often!

You can vote for four (4) contestants in the Semi Finalist round & one (1) contestant in the Finalist Round. We offer three ways to vote in the Hatch Contest:

  1. Right below, on our Website (once per 24 hours)
  2. Hatch Detroit’s Facebook Page (once per 24 hours)
  3. Our Community Voting Booths (once per location)

If you’re really gunning for one of our businesses, be sure to triple up and get those votes in! When the 4 Finalists are announced, round one votes are not carried over into round two. We start with a blank slate.

Don’t know who to vote for? Get to know our four Finalists here.

If you run into any issues voting, take a look at our FAQs below or contact us directly at info@hatchdetroit.com

Hatch Community Voting Booth Schedule

ROUND TWO

NORTH END URBAN EXPRESSIONS ART FESTIVAL — Saturday August 22: 1pm – 3pm

KUZZO’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES — Sunday August 23: 11am – 1pm

CAMPUS MARTIUS — Tuesday August 25: 11am – 2pm

CAFE CON LECHE SOUTHWEST — Wednesday August 26: 8am – 10am

CORKTOWN  FARMERS’ MARKET — Thursday August 27: 4pm – 8pm

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VOTING FAQ

How does voting work?

You can vote for four (4) contestants in the Semi Finalist round & one (1) contestant in the Finalist Round. We offer three ways to vote in the Hatch Contest:

  1. The Hatch Detroit Website (once per 24 hours)
  2. Hatch Detroit’s Facebook Page (once per 24 hours)
  3. Our Community Voting Booths (once per location)

Once per 24 hours means that if you vote at 11am the first day, you won’t be able to vote until after 11:01am the following day.

What's the Timeline?

Submission period: May 1 – July 24
Top 10 semi-finalists announced: August 13
Voting, round one: August 14, 12:00am EST – August 20, 11:59pm EST
Top 4 finalists announced: August 21, 12:00pm EST
Voting, round two: August 21, 12:00pm EST – August 28, 12:00pm EST
Hatch Off & winner announced: August 28

Can multiple users use the same device to vote?

On the website? No. Facebook? Yes. Because we use a combination of IP address and cookies to track voters, multiple users cannot vote on the same device through our website. On Facebook, as long as each person is logged into their individual account, they may use the same device to vote.

I waited 24 hours, but I keep getting a message that I have already voted. What's going on?

Are you sure it’s been 24 hours? If you vote at 11am the first day, you must wait until 11:01am the following day to be able to vote. If that’s the case, you’re likely on a shared IP address with someone who has already voted (common in offices, shared buildings and sometimes households). Please try to vote from another device and make sure that your browser does not have an ad/cookie blocker installed.

How often can we vote?

You can vote once per 24 hours.  For example, if you voted at 9:00 PM today, you won’t be able to vote again until 9:00 PM or later tomorrow.

Is the Contest limited to local voters?

Voting is not limited to location.

When does each round of voting end?

Voting for the Semi-Finalist round ends Thursday August 20th at Midnight! After the Finalists are announced on the 21st at noon, voting will continue until August 28th at noon!

What's the link to vote on Facebook?

Check it out!

Why can't I access the Facebook voting app on my mobile?

Sorry! Facebook has been implementing some changes here and does not accommodate voting apps on mobile platforms. Try a desktop computer!

Why is the voting app on Facebook asking for permission to access my personal profile and friend list?

The voting application uses Facebook Connect to register you and track your votes.  We respect your privacy and won’t use the information in any other manner. Here is the link to the official Facebook Resource Center for app privacy settings and your info: https://www.facebook.com/help/26231430053601

Where can we vote in person?

Check out our Community Voting Booth Schedule!

How does voting work at the Community Voting Booths?

They’re old school paper ballots! Ballot votes are weighed equally to online votes, so consider them our option for our less technologically inclined friends… You could also look at it as a way to get an extra vote, all while supporting some great small & local businesses (including several Hatch alumni!)