When to Vote:
The first time the audience can vote is Week 2 on September 23rd. Voting opens at 8p.m. ET / 7p.m. CT/ 5p.m. PT and closes during the last commercial break of the ET/CT broadcast, shortly after all couples have danced. Live votng will only be available during the live show in the Eastern and Central time zones. However, individuals with SMS Text capabilites and/or working access to DWTSVOTE.ABC.GO.com (while the vote is open and active) will be permitted to vote, regardless of time zone, as noted below. Voting will occur weekly as described from 9/23-11/25.
10 votes per couple, per voting method, per voting window - which makes a total of 20 votes for each couple. (e.g. 10 votes for Lauren online and 10 SMS Text votes for Lauren)
How to Vote:
There are two ways to vote: Online & SMS Text
1. Online – Visit DWTSVOTE.ABC.GO.com or abc.com Voters will need to sign up for an ABC account. Voters must be at least 18 years old and in the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com.
There will be a picture of the couple and their names with “+” and “–” buttons below. Voters will click on the “+” sign to cast up to 10 votes for the couple associated with that button. Once they are done voting, they need to click the “Save Votes” button at the top of the page. That part is very important. Once votes are submitted, voters can edit their votes with the “Change Votes” button if voting hasn’t closed. They will need to click “Save Votes” again if any changes are made.
2. SMS Text – Text LAUREN to 21523 One successful text message equals one vote for that couple. Voters will receive a text message confirming their first vote was submitted and won’t receive another unless they exceed the limit of 10 votes per couple. Voters must have a U.S. phone number/carrier and be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for votes to count. Message & data rates may apply.