How does MLB All-Star Voting Work? Schedule, Rules & How to vote for the Orioles

Here's everything to know about how to vote your favorite Orioles players into the 2024 MLB All-Star Game.
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Given that the Baltimore Orioles are one of the best teams in the league, with multiple players among the absolute best at their positions, it is hardly a surprise that the team is widely expected to be very well-represented at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game. Between Gunnar Henderson, Adley Rutschman, and Corbin Burnes among others, there are plenty of worthy players on this Orioles roster.

However, exactly HOW well-represented the Orioles are going to be down in Arlington is going to depend a lot on how strongly Baltimore fans turn out to vote, now that All-Star voting is officially open to the public. For those that need a better understanding of how All-Star voting works this year, here is everything you need to know.

2024 MLB All-Star Voting Schedule

Voting Window

When results revealed (date/time)

Phase One

June 5-June 27, 2024

June 27, 6 PM EST

Phase Two

June 30-July 3, 2024

July 3, 7 PM EST

The most important Orioles fans need to know is when they can vote. Since 2019, MLB All-Star voting happens in two phases with the first phase, containing the entire pool of eligible players, opening up on June 5th and running through June 27th. Phase One will determine the top two vote-getters at every position except the outfield, where the top six players who will move on to Phase Two.

The player who gets the most votes period during Phase One in the American League, as well as the top vote-getter in the NL, will automatically earn starting spots on the All-Star team and don't have to worry about Phase Two at all.

After that, the finalists at each position go head-to-head in Phase Two, which runs from June 30-July 3, and the All-Star Game starters will be announced that evening. Of note, this only applies to position players, as all pitchers and All-Star reserves are named by a combination of player ballots and manager decisions.

2024 MLB All-Star Voting Rules

Figuring out the rules for MLB All-Star voting seems complicated, but is actually very simple. During Phase One, each email address (which is how you have to register to vote) can vote up to five days a day, then just one time a day during Phase Two. A pro tip for Orioles fans looking to go all out to get Baltimore players into the game? Using multiple email addresses and maxing your votes out each day is absolutely the game plan you should employ.

As for the big no-nos when it comes to All-Star voting, MLB is going to toss out votes that trigger their detection for automated voting tricks like bots or scripts that blast a ton of votes, so definitely don't do that. There are also rules in place for players that get traded during the voting windows (said players keep their vote totals even if they switch leagues), but that is a pretty niche situation that is highly unlikely to matter.

How to Vote for the 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Unlike the previous "hand out a ton of paper All-Star ballots and hope that people figure out how to turn them in" plan, voting for the All-Star Game these days has never been easier. All fans have to do to vote is go to the online All-Star ballot here, make your selections (check each tab to be sure you don't miss anyone), and then register via email and make sure they press submit on their votes.

Once you get the process down, you can do that as much as you are allowed each day. Very straightforward stuff, so get out there and make sure that as many Orioles are playing in this year's All-Star Game as you can.

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