Miss Teen USA 2012 : VOTING FAQs for the SEMIFINALIST VOTE

HOW DO I FIND OUT THE RESULTS?

The results will be streamed live through www.ustream.com during the 2012 MISS TEEN USA® Pageant on July 28, 2012 at 8:00PM ET, and will be posted on www.missteenusa.com after the show.

HOW DO I VOTE ONLINE?

Online Voting is available to anyone with a registered email address. Simply go to www.missteenusa.com, and follow the links to vote. During the vote window, which starts Sunday July 1, 2012 at 12:00PM ET and closes Friday July 27, 2012 at 12:00PM ET, you will see a 'vote' button. When you click on the 'vote' button you will be directed to a login page where you will need to enter your e-mail address, complete a 'CAPTCHA' and click 'vote'. A CAPTCHA is a security measure which requires you to enter the scrambled letters/numbers you see on your screen. If you do not correctly enter the CAPTCHA information you will be prompted to try again. If you do not have a registered email account you will not be able to vote online. If you successfully submit your vote, you will receive a page which thanks you for your vote. If you vote online, you may vote up to 10 times per day, per registered email address. Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above this limit will NOT count. If you are experiencing trouble with any of the vote, remember that you can always try another voting method.

WHY DO YOU NEED A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS TO VOTE ONLINE?

A valid email address is a key security feature to guard against voting fraud.

IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BEING COLLECTED THROUGH ONLINE VOTING?

Any personal information you provide in the course of using the online voting platform will only be used for vote verification. Please refer to the www.missteenusa.com Privacy Policy for more information.

WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTING ONLINE?

To vote online, you must have a registered email address, have javascript enabled and have cookies enabled.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE VOTING ONLINE - WHY?

Although the Internet can handle huge volumes of vote submissions simultaneously, there may be times when your local service provider may not be able to handle every attempt due to the sheer volume. If you are trying to vote during the vote window but it isn't processing your attempt, be patient and try again later or you can always vote via another vote method.

HOW DO I VOTE BY FACEBOOK?

Facebook voting is available to Facebook account holders. You will need to like the Official Miss Teen USA Facebook Page (click here) and then you can vote by clicking the 'vote' button next to your favorite contestant. If you vote via Facebook, you may vote up to 10 times per day, per account User ID. Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above this limit will NOT count. If you successfully submit your vote, you will receive a page which thanks you for your vote, asks you if you want to post your vote to your Facebook page and if you want to vote again. Note, you are not required to post to your Facebook page, this is just an optional feature offered.

If you are experiencing trouble with any of the vote methods, remember that you can always try another voting method.

WHEN I TRY TO VOTE FOR FACEBOOK, I GET THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE "SECURE BROWSING IS NOT SUPPORTED", CAN I STILL VOTE?

Yes you can still vote, but you need to make a Facebook setting adjustment. To adjust, click here. Then uncheck the box next to "Secure Browsing" and click "Save Changes". Alternatively, on your Facebook profile page, click the downward arrow in the top right corner and select "Account Settings". Then click on the "Security" tab on the left side. The top option, "Secure Browsing", should be disabled. Click "Save Changes" and you should now be able to vote.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE VOTING BY FACEBOOK - WHY?

Facebook provides support for users experiencing any kind of issue with the platform. You can go to the Facebook Help Center (click here). Remember, you can always vote via another vote method.

HOW DO I VOTE BY TWITTER?

Twitter voting is available to Twitter account holders. If you have a Twitter account, you can vote by authorizing an application that will tally your votes. Either click the Twitter button below the vote button on the contestant page on the Miss Teen USA website or click the link provided each contestant's profile page from Twitter. You are then redirected to an app that will ask you to sign into Twitter. You must authorize the app in order for your vote to count. Once you authorize the app, you will automatically vote for the contestant's link you originally clicked on.

If you vote via Twitter, you may vote up to 10 times per day per account User ID. Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above this limit will NOT count. If you are experiencing trouble with any of the vote methods, remember that you can always try another voting method.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE VOTING BY TWITTER - WHY?

Twitter provides support for users experiencing any kind of issue with the platform. You can follow @support for the latest updates, and also send a Direct Message to @support describing the issue if you're having problems. Remember, you can always vote via another vote method.