You The Jury FAQs

You The Jury 2017 Voting Frequently Asked Questions

How do I vote?
There are two ways for you to vote to decide the outcome of the case in a voting episode (“Voting Show”) on YOU THE JURY. You can: (1) Vote on the FOX NOW® App; or (2) Text Vote (SMS), each as described below.

  1. Vote via the FOX NOW® App: If you have a compatible Android or iOS device (tablet or handheld), then you can vote via the FOX NOW App.  Here is how:
    1. Download the FOX NOW® App from the App StoreSM or Google PlayTM Store.  Data rates may apply for App download.
    2. Follow the voting instructions found within the App.  To vote via the App, simply select the ‘VOTE’ button within the YOU THE JURY section of the App and then click ‘proceed’.  Viewers will be able to submit up to 1 vote per originating device per Voting Show during the voting window for each episode (i.e., you may submit 1 vote on your phone and then also submit 1 vote from your tablet). The vote limit for the FOX NOW® App will be calculated separately from any votes you submit through text voting.
    3. If deemed necessary, to vote via the App, you may need to sign into a valid Facebook account when prompted.  If you do not already have a Facebook account, you will need to create one before being able to vote.  Viewers will be able to submit up to 1 vote per valid Facebook account ID per Voting Show.
  2. Text Voting:  When voting window opens to vote for a defendant or a plaintiff in a specific case, they will each be assigned a text message “keyword” which will appear on screen during the Voting Show each week alongside the short code 21523. Text Voting in YOU THE JURY is open to all participating wireless cell phone service providers; for a complete list of participating carriers, see Text Voting Terms and Conditions. Customers of participating wireless service providers may text the keyword related to the party of choice (plaintiff or defendant) and send it to the 5 digit short code 21523 (e.g. Text 1 to 21523 or Text 2 to 21523). Text Voting is limited to 1 vote per originating phone number, per Voting Show. The Text Voting Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms. Message and data rates may apply.

For each voting method, any votes above 1 (as outlined above) will not be counted.  Voting rules and procedures are subject to change at Producers’ sole discretion and without notice.

 

Who can vote?

(1)  Vote via the FOX NOW® App:  Anyone with a compatible Android or iOS device (tablet or handheld) and is located within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their votes for YOU THE JURY using the FOX NOW® App.

(2) Text Voting: Any wireless customer from the participating carriers who has the ability to text message and has a phone number from within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) for YOU THE JURY

When can I vote?

(1) Vote via the FOX NOW® App: For all shows, voting opens for a period of approximately 5 minutes towards the end of each episode. Each broadcast in the Eastern/Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones will have its own voting window. Viewers will be able to submit up to 1 vote per originating device or valid Facebook account (if device id not enabled) per Voting Show

(2) Text Voting: For all shows, voting opens for a period of approximately 5 minutes towards the end of each episode. Each broadcast in the Eastern/Central, Mountain and Pacific time zones will have the same voting window. If you vote via text messaging outside of the voting window, you will receive a ‘vote closed’ message and your vote will not count, although message and data rates may apply to all messages sent and received.  Text Voting is limited to 1 vote per originating phone number, per Voting Show. The Text Voting Terms and Conditions can be found at http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms. Message and data rates may apply.

 

How many times can I vote?

(1)  Vote via the FOX NOW® App:  You may vote up to 1 time per originating device or valid Facebook account (if device id not enabled)  per Voting Show via FOX NOW App Voting.  The vote limit for Vote on the FOX NOW® App will be calculated separately from any votes you submit through text voting.

(3) Text Voting:  You may vote up to 1 time per originating phone number per Voting Show via Text Voting.  Any attempts over 1 will receive an ‘exceeded limit’ message and your votes will not count as valid, although message and data rates may apply to all messages sent and received.

For each voting method, any vote attempts above 1 (in accordance with How do I vote? above) will not be counted.

 

How much does it cost to vote?

(1) Vote via the FOX NOW® App:   Voting via FOX NOW® App is free except for your standard internet access charges or data charges.  Data rates may apply for App download and usage.

(2) Text Voting:  If you vote using Text Voting, then your carrier’s message and data rates may apply to all messages sent and received.  Check charges for your text plan with your carrier. For additional information see the Text Voting Terms and Conditions located at http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms.

 

How do I know my vote has been counted?

(1)  Vote via the FOX NOW® App:  If you are voting within the App using valid device or a valid Facebook account, you will receive a ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message page after your vote is successfully cast.  Only 1 vote per originating device or valid Facebook account (if device id not enabled)  per Voting Show will count.  The vote limit for Vote on the FOX NOW® App will be calculated separately from any votes you submit through text voting.

(2) Text Voting:  If you are voting by text message, your vote(s) will count if you receive one ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message for the party you have text voted for during the voting window of each Vote Show. Message may take a few moments to be received during peak times.  Your text vote was not sent successfully if your handset reads ‘message not sent’. 

If you are experiencing trouble with either of the voting methods, remember that you can always try the other voting method.

 

How does You the Jury voting impact the resolution of the case?

In YOU THE JURY, the winning combination of vote results from the voting windows for each episode will decide the outcome of the civil case featured in that episode. At the end of the East/Central time zone broadcast, “America’s Verdict” will be revealed. The vote on the verdict is 100% live and binding and it will reflect the decision made by the biggest jury in history – the American public. However, when the West Coast votes, if the cumulative votes (East/Central and West Coast/Mountain Time Zone combined) lead to a different verdict, the original verdict will be overturned as the final outcome of the case.

 

Is it true that some people can cast votes outside of the voting window? 
No, this is not true. As part of the process to ensure that YOU THE JURY voting system is accurate and ready for the public to vote, windows are built into the all vote systems at various times outside of active vote windows.  This voting window is for testing purposes only and any votes received outside of the valid voting windows after each episode do not count as valid votes. 

 

Can I vote by using my cell phone?
Yes, if you are a wireless customer from a participating carrier you can vote using text messaging. Standard message and data rates may apply for messages sent and received.  Only send the keyword number (i.e., the number assigned to each party) of the party (i.e., plaintiff or defendant) that you wish to vote for to the 5 digit short code 21523, as you cannot send a text message to the toll-free numbers (e.g. Text 1 to 21523 or Text 2 to 21523).
For more information on Text Voting, please read the SMS Terms and Conditions located at http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms.

In addition, if you have a compatible handheld device, you can vote on your phone via the FOX NOW® App.  Go to http://www.fox.com/fox-now  to get more info and links to download the FOX NOW® app.

 

Voting by text messaging on your cell phone - What is text messaging/SMS?

Text messaging – sometimes known as SMS (short messaging service) - is a way of communicating short text messages via your cell phone.  Most (but not all) handsets have this feature.  For YOU THE JURY, only customers of the following wireless carriers with area codes from within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands can text their vote:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS,  Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Dobson, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South, NTELOS, CellCom, Carolina West, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Communications, EKN, GCI Comms, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech, Revol, United Wireless and West Central Wireless.  Wireless subscribers can vote by text message using their cell phone keypad to write a new message with the keyword number (i.e., the number assigned to each party) you wish to vote for to the 5 digit short code 21523. To get help with voting by text messaging, send the keyword HELP to 21523.  For full mobile terms relating to YOU THE JURY Text Voting go to http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms.

 

How do I text my vote using a cell phone?

The plaintiff and defendant will each be assigned a keyword number which will appear on screen during the Voting Show.  To vote, simply start a new message containing the keyword number of the party for whom you wish to vote and send it to the 5 digit short code 21523 (e.g. Text 1 to 21523 or Text 2 to 21523). Only send the number of the party that you see on screen to the short code. If done correctly, you will receive a message confirming your valid vote during the voting window for that Voting Show. Your carrier’s message and data rates may apply to messages sent and received, including any attempts outside of the voting window or attempts over the 1 vote per episode limit.  Votes sent over the 1 vote per party limit will receive an ‘exceed limit’ message.  Votes sent outside of the voting window will be invalid, and you will receive a message stating voting is closed in your region.  To get help with voting by text messaging, send the keyword HELP to 21523.

 

Who can text their vote?  Who are the participating wireless carriers?
For YOU THE JURY, customers of the following wireless carriers with phone area codes within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands can text their vote:  AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Boost, Alltel, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS,  Wireless, Virgin Mobile, Dobson, Cincinnati Bell, Cellular South, NTELOS, CellCom, Carolina West, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Communications, EKN, GCI Comms, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech, Revol, United Wireless and West Central Wireless.  Subscribers must have a handset with two-way text messaging capability and have area codes from within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. For additional Text Voting Terms and Conditions go to http://www.fox.com/article/ytj-votingmobileterms.

 

Can I send multiple votes in a single message?

No. When texting your vote, you may send only one vote at a time. If you do not receive a ‘thanks for voting’ confirmation message (one per Voting Show) then your vote will not count and you should try again by sending a single vote at a time within the valid voting window.  You may vote up to 1 time per episode.  Your carrier’s message and data rates may apply to each message sent and received.

 

When I tried to vote, my handset said 'message not sent' - why?

The text messaging system is designed to handle huge volumes of votes simultaneously.  In the unlikely event that congestion is experienced, the notice ‘message not sent’ may appear on your handset.  Please be patient and try again later.  If you are not a wireless customer, you will not be able to text message your vote for YOU THE JURY so use another vote method instead. 

 

How do I vote using Vote on the FOX NOW® App?

Vote on the FOX NOW® App is available to those located within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  For Vote on the FOX NOW® App, download the FOX NOW® App from the App StoreSM or Google PlayTM Store.  Data rates may apply for App download. 

During the voting window, if you open the FOX NOW® App and go to YOU THE JURY’s show page, there will be a “Vote” button available for you to click on to take you into the Voting experience.  Once you go to the voting page on your device, you will not be able to log out and you will be logged in for the whole season unless the Facebook login method is enabled. 

Once you click ‘proceed’ you will be shown the parties up for vote.  To vote for the plaintiff or the defendant, click/touch their tab to select one. When you are done voting, select the ‘submit’ button and you will then be taken to a ‘thank you’ page. In instances where there are 2 voting shows airing simultaneously across broadcast regions and time zones, you will have the option to choose the specific case you want to cast your vote for before the voting window opens for that specific case. Once the voting window opens, you can vote for the case that you selected.  When you are ready to vote for the next case during the voting window, select the option for that specific case.  After voting, you can choose to continue voting (if there’s another case open), share that you’ve voted via your Facebook or Twitter account or be taken to YOU THE JURY content.

You may vote up to 1 time per originating device per Voting Show on the FOX NOW® App.  Any additional votes you cast or attempt to cast above this limit through the FOX NOW®  App will NOT count. The vote limit for Vote on the FOX NOW® App will be calculated separately from any votes you submit through text voting.

In the event the FOX NOW® App is unable to process your vote or otherwise unable to read your device ID, the app will require you to log in with a Facebook account.  You will be presented with a login page with a ‘Login with Facebook’ button where you will need to enter your e-mail address and password to log in (if you are not already logged in to Facebook) will appear.  If you do not currently have a valid Facebook account you will not be able to vote via the FOX NOW App unless you create a new account (but you can still vote using SMS).  Once you successfully log in using your Facebook account you will be required to accept the Facebook application permissions (this happens the first time you vote).

If you are experiencing trouble with either vote method, remember that you can always try another voting method.

 

What are the minimum software requirements to Vote using the FOX NOW® App?

To Vote  on the FOX NOW® App, you must have a valid device (FOX NOW®) or Facebook account, have javascript enabled, and have cookies enabled.  We support iOS 8+ and Android 4.4+.  In addition, you should ensure you have pop ups enabled via your browser’s or device’s settings.

 

How do I download the FOX NOW® App to be able to vote on my mobile device?

Voting within the FOX NOW® App is available on iOS and Android platforms for phones and tablets.  Go to http://www.fox.com/fox-now  to get more info and links to download the FOX NOW® app.

 

I am having trouble voting on the FOX NOW® App – why?

Although the Internet can handle huge volumes of vote submissions simultaneously, there may be times when your local service provider (or wireless carrier if on a mobile device) may not be able to handle every attempt due to the sheer volume.  If you are trying to vote during the voting window but it isn’t processing your attempt, make sure you have pop ups enabled via your browser’s or device’s settings (i.e. turn off pop up blocker), clear your history/cache and try again.  If that is not the issue, check your wireless connection as that is the most common cause of vote submission issues.  Please be patient and try again or you can always vote using Text Voting instead.

About the Show

For the first time ever, the new unscripted series YOU THE JURY will give the biggest jury pool in history – America – the power to decide the outcome of some of the most explosive, real-life, ripped-from-the-headline civil cases. With FOX News’ Jeanine Pirro hosting, six top attorneys who’ve represented some of the nation’s biggest celebrities will argue their cases each week for America’s vote. Every vote counts on YOU THE JURY premiering Friday, April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 

Each week, the show’s prosecution and defense – including attorneys Jose Baez, who defended Casey Anthony; Benjamin Crump, who has fought for justice for Trayvon Martin; and Joseph Tacopina, who has represented some of the biggest stars in America; as well as Areva Martin, Mike Cavalluzzi and Charla Aldous – will question and cross-examine the litigants and expert witnesses, as they present their arguments to America and former judge of the Superior Court of California LaDoris Cordell.

The cases will address hot-button issues that define America today. Whether it’s online trolling and the limits of free speech; the constitutional clash of gay rights with religious freedom; or whether someone’s death was the result of a tragic accident or something far more sinister, YOU THE JURY will investigate the law and the intense human stories behind it. In a dramatic twist, the closing arguments will be presented by the plaintiff and the defendant as they sit across from one another.

Once the cases are presented, it will be up to America to decide who will prevail. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote for approximately five minutes, via text and the FOX Now App, after the case has been presented. At the end of the East/Central time zone broadcast, “America’s Verdict” will be revealed. The vote on the verdict is 100% live and binding and it will reflect the decision made by the biggest jury in history – the American public. However, when the West Coast votes, if the cumulative votes (East/Central and West Coast/Mountain Time Zone combined) lead to a different verdict, the original verdict will be overturned as the final outcome of the case.