Finally! Dancing with the Stars is back, and they have the dopest cast yet. As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for the ever-adorable “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile competing on the show, we would say it’s hard to decide who to vote for! Here’s everything you need to know about voting for your faves, even if it’s not the Bachelor in Paradise heartthrob! 

How does scoring for DWTS work?

According to ABC, “Your votes will be combined with the judges’ scores, and the couples with the lowest combination of votes and scores will be eliminated. It all starts with the season premiere SEPTEMBER 24th at 8|7c.” If you’re familiar with standard dance competition scoring, you might be surprised, because DWTS has their own unique scoring guidelines. And hey, if you disagree with the judges, you can vote your heart out to prevent a low judging score from sending your favorite couples home. 

There are two ways to vote.

On Night 1 of each week, fans can log on to or call toll-free to vote beginning when the show starts at 8 p.m. ET. Voting stays open until 4 a.m. ET the next day. You need to be 18 or older to participate, but besides that, it’s pretty easy. Just create/log into your ABC online account to do it online, or call these numbers: 

Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten – 1 800 868 3401

Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess – 1 800 868 3402

Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev – 1 800 868 3403

DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold – 1 800 868 3404

Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe – 1 800 868 3405

Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile & Jenna Johnson – 1 800 868 3406

John Schneider & Emma Slater – 1 800 868 3407

Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke – 1 800 868 3408

Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber – 1 800 868 3409

Milo Manheim & Witney Carson – 1 800 868 3410 

Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy – 1 800 868 3411

Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko – 1 800 868 3412

Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong – 1 800 868 3413

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The amount of times you can vote varies from episode to epsiode, but you can always do it at least five times, so make sure you don’t waste them! 

Tune in to the big premiere of Dancing with the Stars on ABC on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and don’t forget to vote, vote, VOTE!