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TRL Voting Tips:
some helpful hints to help you vote for Kelly on MTV's Total Request Live


#1 - Phone votes count more than online votes (source: RollingStone), so try to vote on the phone during the specified times, and vote online any other time.

Each phone request is worth 50 online votes, this makes a huge difference in video totals and is the reason why videos do so well or so horrible. If you have the means of calling in, it is highly recommended that you do so.

#2 - Phone votes only count during a specific timeframe, depending on your time zone:

1-800-DIAL-MTV (1-800-342-5688)

Eastern Time Zone: 3:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Central Time Zone: 2:00 - 2:30 P.M.
Mountain Time Zone: 1:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Pacific Time Zone: 12:00 - 12:30 P.M.


#3 - The system is automated. It rings once, and then Carson comes on the line welcoming you to Total Request Live.

Press 1 to vote for your favorite artist
Press 2 to vote for your favorite video.

He then tells you to press the first three letters, corresponding to the numbers on your phone, of the artist or video of your choice (whichever category you chose).


Kelly Clarkson - 535
Before Your Love - 233


After a moment, Carson will say "Thank you for voting for..." and some
other person will say the name of the video, as their computers recognize
it. And then Carson says "awesome," and it's over. You've voted.



*vote online here:

1. Supposedly, you are supposed to be able to vote as much as you want using the online form 24 hours a day....however, we've been told that the MTV/TRL website places cookies on your computer that will only count "so many" of your votes. For this reason, we recommend online voting about 20 times and then deleting the cookies from your hard drive (see below).

2. Here's two different ways to delete cookies from your computer.

Open "My Computer"
Open "Windows"
Open "Temporary Internet Files"
Delete all cookie files with the name "mtv" in it, such as
Cookie:??? Delete all cookie files with "mtv" or "trl" in the
name. Cookie files look like text files and are labeled as "Cookies." Close any browser windows and open TRL's voting page.

Go to Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Internet (or Internet Options) > Temporary Internet Files, and then click either "Delete Files"

3. Vote! Repeat from the top, deleting cookies and reopening browser windows, again. This way, each time you vote it's like the first time you voted. (Not sure if this is actually necessary, but some say that MTV does track how many times you vote and doesn't count a certain number of multiple votes.)


1) Anybody, no matter where you live (in the United States or outside), may

2) You may vote online at any time of the day or night and as many times as you want.

3) Do not use the "back button" on your browser. MTV does not count votes that were done from the "back button." Sure it's a pain to have to reenter information, but in the long run, it's worth it since more of your votes will count this way.

Last Friday, she debut her music video at #9.