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THE RULES

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.

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

Finalist Round

KUZZO’S — Saturday August 20: 10am – 12pm

CADILLAC SQUARE in CAMPUS MARTIUS — Monday August 22: 11am – 2pm

EASTERN MARKET, SHED 2 — Tuesday August 23: 11am – 2pm

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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?

  • Top 10 Primary Candidates Announced: Thursday, August 11
  • VOTING PRIMARY PERIOD:  August 12 – August 18, Midnight
  • Top 4 Candidates Announced: Friday, August 19 – Noon
  • GENERAL ELECTION VOTING PERIOD: August 19, Noon – August 26, Noon
  • Hatch Off Pitch & Winner Announced: August 26

I'm on mobile. Where's the vote on Facebook?

Sorry, but our FB voting platform isn’t supported on mobile or tablet. You can access the Facebook vote on your laptop or desktop computer by visiting www.facebook.com/HatchDetroit/ and looking over to the application tabs on the left. You’ll find our vote tab there!

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 18th at Midnight! After the Finalists are announced on the 19th at noon, voting will continue until August 26th at noon!

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!)