HOW THE VOTING WORKS
Every Vote Counts
Our voting polls work very simply…every vote for someone counts. You may vote as many times as you’d like, (once per hour), but you cannot use a bot to vote continuously or automatically…we have software that detects bots and then disqualifies those votes.
Don’t be alarmed…
Because the votes come in very fast and in large numbers, there are times when you vote for someone and you might see their percentage of the actual vote drop. This is due to the fact that during the voting period, thousands of votes can be registered in a matter of a few minutes, so if another athlete is receiving a larger number of votes, their percentage will increase, while the people with fewer votes will see their overall percentage decrease.
IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE:
BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AS LONG AS YOU VOTE ONCE PER HOUR, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. THE POLLS RUN FOR 55 HOURS, SO ANY VOTES FROM IP ADDRESSES WITH MORE THAN 55 VOTES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ALL POLLS ARE CHECKED AFTER POLL-CLOSING, TO ENSURE VOTING INTEGRITY.
OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR.
ANY NOMINEE WHO KNOWINGLY ENGAGES A VOTING BOT, OR PURCHASES VOTES THROUGH ONLINE VOTING MILLS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, AND COMPLYING WITH OUR RULES.