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MISS UNIVERSE 2013 "FAN VOTE" FAQs

Who can vote?
Anyone located in, and a legal resident of, the home countries of the 2013 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 www.telemundo.com will be open at the following times:

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12pm ET through Friday, November 8, 2013 at 6pm ET.

How do I vote?
Internet voting will be open Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12pm ET through Friday, November 8, 2013 at 6pm ET. To vote, log on to www.missuniverse.com or www.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, rate 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 and/or NBC 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 and/or NBC without notice.

How are the votes tabulated?
Producer will take the average of the total votes from the IP addresses originating from each country. Each country vote will then count as 1 vote, and be averaged with all of the other country votes to give the contestant a final score.

Example: 200 people from Canada vote for Miss Universe Norway and the average of those votes equals a 6, and 800 people from Norway vote for Miss Universe Norway and the average of those votes equals an 8. Canada’s country vote (6) and Norway’s country vote (8) are each counted as 1 vote and are averaged to give Miss Universe Norway a final score of 7.

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 100 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 2013 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 2013 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 November 9, 2013 and may be posted on www.missuniverse.com after the show.