It’s week 6 of Dancing With the Stars season 28 and last week, there were no eliminations, in the spirit of Disney Night. Tonight’s show will include live results at the end of the episode, following individual performances from the top 9 couples. At the end of tonight’s live episode, at least one more couple will be eliminated.
Zero eliminations from last week (and from another week with Ray Lewis having to drop out due to an injury) leave room for double eliminations, so you never know what could happen tonight. Whatever the case, if you would like to keep your favorite cast members moving on in the competition, it is important that you remember to cast your votes.
Read on below for a rundown on this season’s voting.
DWTS Voting Window & Rules 2019
Season 28 voting works differently than the past, as the judges’ scores will carry more weight. According to ABC, the way Dancing With the Stars works this season is this, “Each Monday night, the live vote (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) will be combined with the judges’ scores and tabulated in real-time, with the bottom two revealed during the broadcast. And for the first time in DWTS history, voting has been changed this season where the judges will decide which celebrity up for elimination stays in the competition and which celebrity’s journey comes to an end … Moving forward with each subsequent Monday night, the live vote combined with the judges’ scores will be revealed during the broadcast.”
Voters must be located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in order to participate in voting, using any method. And, you can submit up to 10 votes per couple, per voting method, which means a total of 20 possible votes per voter.
ABC has reported that the voting window is only available for “Eastern and Central time zones and will not be available during later broadcasts in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska or Hawaii time zones.” Voting will open at the start of the show, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and will close during the last commercial break.
If you are voting for DWTS online, one must have an ABC account, which you can sign up for by using an email address. If you already have an ABC account, you may have to reconfirm your registration if you haven’t used your account in a while. If this is the case, when you log in, you will be sent a confirmation email with a verification code.
DWTS Voting Phone Numbers 2019
With less than two hours for DWTS live voting, it’s important to get your votes in on time, especially for those on central or mountain time. Fans can vote either online or via text messages. The phone numbers and instructions for text messaging your votes are:
Text ALLY to 21523 to vote for Ally Brooke
Text SAILOR to 21523 to vote for Sailor Brinkley-Cook
Text HANNAH to 21523 to vote for Hannah Brown
Text JAMES to 21523 to vote for James Van Der Beek
Text KARAMO to 21523 to vote for Karamo
Text KATE to 21523 to vote for Kate Flannery
Text KEL to 21523 to vote for Kel Mitchell
Text LAUREN to 21523 to vote for Lauren Alaina
Text SEAN to 21523 to vote for Sean Spicer
Fans will not be able to call in their votes. Text messaging only via phone.