MISS UNIVERSE 2012 "FAN VOTE" FAQs

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Who can vote?

Anyone located in, and a legal resident of, the home countries of the 2012 Miss Universe contestants can cast their vote(s) for the Miss Universe contestant of their choice. To vote online, you must be 16 years of age or older.

When can I vote?

Online voting via www.missuniverse.com and telemundo.com will be open at the following times:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4pm ET through Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6pm ET.

How do I vote?

Internet voting will be open Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 4pm ET through Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6pm ET. To vote, log on to www.missuniverse.com or telemundo.com, and follow the instructions to vote and enter registration details. To register you will need to provide your email address, confirm you are 16 years of age or older, and confirm your acceptance of the voting terms and conditions. After you register, rank the contestants 1-10 where prompted, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. If done correctly, you will get a message on your screen. The producers reserve the right to disqualify, block or remove any votes for any reason including, but not limited to, any votes from an individual who votes using any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the vote process. Rules and procedures are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Miss Universe Organization without notice.

How many times can I vote?

You may vote online up to 10 times per e-mail address per day. Any additional votes you attempt to cast above these limits – or votes cast outside of the voting window -- will NOT be counted as valid. The producers reserve the right to disqualify, block or remove any votes for any reason, including those votes from any individual who votes by any electronic, mechanical or automated means, or otherwise tampers with the vote process. Rules and procedures are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Miss Universe Organization without notice.

How are the votes tabulated?

The contestant with the most eligible votes will win.

How much does it cost to vote?

Voting online is free. Standard internet access charges may apply.

Why is my information collected?

Email addresses are collected to ensure compliance with the 10 votes per email address per day limit. Your IP address is collected to verify the country of a vote’s origin.

Is my information stored?

No, nothing is permanently stored. Email addresses are temporarily stored on a secure server and are deleted within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant. IP addresses are temporarily stored on a secure server based in the United States, and are not transferred to any other location. All IP addresses are deleted 30 days after the conclusion of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant.

How do I find out the results?

The results may be revealed to the home viewing audience during the Miss Universe live telecast on December 19, 2012 and may be posted on www.missuniverse.com after the show.