This year we have three exciting ways to vote to keep your favourite housemate in the StarGame.
You can vote via SMS by sending the word VOTE followed by the Housemate's name to the number for your country. For example if you are voting from Ethiopia send Vote Hanni to +2783142100413. SMS’s are charged per specified network tariffs in the various countries. VAS rates apply. Unfortunately free minutes do not apply, and note that you can vote only 100 times by SMS per telephone number during each voting period.
Viewers can also vote via the website by registering on DStv Connect, or using your existing DStv Connect profile details to log in. Please note that voting on the website or wapsite is free and you are allowed to vote once per hour during the voting period.
Voting begins immediately after the Nomination show at 20:30 CAT on Monday nights or immediately after the live Eviction show at 21:00 CAT on Sunday nights and closes at 06:00 CAT on the following Sunday morning.
The following mechanism to manage the voting for the 14 participating countries has been put in place:
1 participating country = 1 vote
Remaining countries constitute the 15th vote, which should break any potential deadlocks.
So… here’s how it works:
Viewers will vote to keep the housemate they wish to see stay in the Big Brother house – regardless of the participant’s country of origin.
Each of these “country” votes will count as one vote.
The remaining countries votes will form the 15th vote.
The housemate with the least number of country votes (out of the 15 votes) will leave the house.
Even where the participant from one specific country has been evicted, the viewers from that country will still be able to participate in the game and vote.