How to Cast an Official Ballot for the Players to the MLB All‐Star Game

Once upon a time, there was no way to vote for the players you wanted to send to the MLB All Star Game. But nowadays, that isn't the case anymore. This article will tell you how to choose these players on an official ballot.

Steps

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    Wait until May 1st of the year in which you need to vote. Voting polls will officially open that day.
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    Visit the MLB All Star Game Voting polls page.
    • Wait a few extra minutes. The page will open with several positions to choose from. The page will log you in, even if you don't have an account with MLB.com. It will log you into an anonymous IP account that will allow you to vote up to 25 times.
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    • As of 2013 balloting, if you login with your MLB online account, you'll get an additional 10 ballots.
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    Look over the areas of the page. You'll have to choose players for first base, along with players for second base, third base, shortstop, catcher and a designated hitter (if you scroll down the page).
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    Realize that you must select players from both leagues: National and American.
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    Look through the list to find the eligible players you'd like to select.
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    Use the auto-select feature, if you'd like to select players starting with one single team. Click the teams icon to help highlight these select players that play for that team.
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    Take a write-in ballot, if you don't see that players name on the list. This area will be down towards the bottom of the page in an area labelled "Write-in". Select the club, position, and type the names in their appropriate boxes.
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    Click the players names to officially choose them.
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    Click the "Continue" button, when you are finished choosing.
    • Click the "Login to your MLB account" to login. This is by far the easiest and most-effective route of ballot delivery via the website, and is the preferred method.
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    Review your selections. If you'd like to change any of your selections, click the "Change Your Selections" button.
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    Fill in their survey. They won't let you continue, until you do. Type your email address in the top box, click the drop-downs to select your birth-date, and type your ZIP-code. Fill in the right hand reCaptcha image on the page.
    • If you just get a response back asking you to type a new reCaptcha image although the answer provided is 100% correct, wait 24 hours (especially if you got notification it's there on April 30th) as the system isn't ready to accept your ballot yet.
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    Click the button labelled "Submit Your Vote" at the bottom of this reviewing page to continue and officially submit your vote.

Tips

  • Pitchers and coaches/managers will be selected by the MLB and coaching staffs of the leagues.
  • The managers of the leagues are the managers of the World Series teams from the previous year.
  • The All-Star game is always held the Tuesday of the first full-week in July.
  • There are other festivities that happen the day before the game, along with the Sunday before.
  • There is always an "off day" for all teams, the day after the All-Star game.
  • As of 1996, the TV station that broadcasts the All-Star game, has tended to be the FOX network. Be sure you can receive this channel, to properly be able to watch the game. You can also watch the game on MLB Gameday.
  • As of 2013, voting can be done directly on the Free and/or Paid versions of the MLB At Bat for iPhone and Android apps.
  • Their advertiser, at current freecreditscore.com has taken the initiative to pay your price for voting. Therefore, voting is completely free to everybody. Thank them!

Warnings

  • Wondering how to change an existing ballot? Well, the decisions you make on each one are final, after you've clicked the "Submit" button.

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Categories: Fans of Baseball