2019 Voting Rules
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In our continuous effort to promote the industry and raise awareness for local Halloween haunted attractions, we’re excited to announce our 2019 “Top Fan-Voted ‘Must See’ Haunts” voting poll!
Starting on Monday, July 22nd, haunt-goers like you will have the chance to vote for their ONE favorite Halloween haunted attraction! The haunts with the most votes will earn our badge of recognition and bragging rights for days! But hurry, the polls will close on Sunday, August 4th.
Here are some more details for the event, instructions on how to cast your vote, and what else you can expect from us by participating in the voting…
Info for Voters:
Anyone with a valid email address may cast one (1) vote, so choose your haunt wisely!
To vote, click the name of any haunted attraction that’s listed in our Haunted House Directory. Then, click the “Vote” button to display the ballot for that attraction.
Note: This will temporarily sign you up for our email list. You may receive future emails from The Scare Factor with updated voting stats, lists of the haunts that won, and offers to join our regular email list (which you can learn more about here).
Info for Attractions:
If your haunt is listed in our Haunted House Directory, then you’re eligible to participate and receive votes! If your haunt is NOT listed, or the info on your page needs updated, contact us here and we’ll help you get squared away. Just a heads up… You must have, at minimum, an active website or Facebook page that we can link to.
We thank you for participating and encourage you to share this event with your fans to help let them know that voting is underway!
While the poll is running, we may publish periodic blog posts to keep you updated on the results. Similar to last year, the final results will be released on a State-by-State basis shortly after the poll ends (which, again, is August 4th… it’s a Sunday). It may take a few weeks for us to create and publish all of the lists and promotional artwork, so please bear with us during this time. The haunts who receive the most votes will be awarded a spot on our prestigious “Top 31 Fan-Voted Must-See Haunts” list and offered a special promotional “badge” graphic. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook Page and sign up for “Haunt Advisor” to stay updated along the way!
If votes are submitted for attraction(s) that are located in countries other than the United States (such as Canada), there must be a minimum of three (3) participating attractions before we will create a list of results and/or badges for them.
Because there are unknown factors involved with any voting poll (how many total votes will be submitted, how many in each State, etc.), the number of haunts that will be included in each final list will vary. Our goal is to highlight as many attractions as possible, and especially those that perform well in the poll and have a clearly-evident fan following. Therefore, we will use our best judgement and discretion when determining how many haunts will be included in each list. In that light, the following criteria will be considered as we tally the votes:
– A minimum of three (3) haunts from any given State must have received a substantial number of votes to justify creating a list.
– A maximum of ten (10) attractions will be included in any single State’s list of results.
Fairness and accuracy are of the utmost importance to us. We will be taking measures to protect the results from fraud. We will be monitoring the votes and notable attractions’ websites and social media pages throughout the duration of the poll. If we believe that an unreasonable number of votes have been cast with the intent of unfairly raising an attraction’s number of votes, we reserve the right to disqualify any votes or the attraction(s) entirely without obligation to provide reason or compensation.
Thanks again for participating in our 2019 Top 31 Fan-Voted “Must See” Haunts poll! We appreciate your participation and cooperation to make this a great promotional event for the Haunted Attraction Industry.
– The Scare Factor Team