Where to vote online
When the vote is open, head to the Pitch Battle homepage. You’ll find the vote at the top of the page. But remember, the page you're currently reading just provides the instructions - it's not the voting page and you cannot cast your vote from here.
1. Get ready to vote
Before you can vote, you need to be signed in with your BBC account. Even if you know your stuff and have voted online before, you’ll still need to make sure you’re signed in and you may have to provide a little bit more information if you haven’t signed in for a long time.
Already have a BBC account?
Don’t have an account?
- If you sign-in from the Pitch Battle homepage you’ll be taken to the sign-in page. Once completed you will be returned to the vote automatically.
- You only need to register once and you will stay signed in on the device you registered with unless you choose to sign out.
Make sure you’re registered, signed-in and ready in plenty of time before the vote opens - don't miss out on your chance to vote!
When the vote is open, it will appear at the top of the Pitch Battle homepage. If you can’t see it, try refreshing the page.
The vote options will be listed in alphabetical order. You can then select your favourite by clicking the small circular button next to each option.
3. Click 'Vote Now'
Once you’ve made your mind up, simply click ‘Vote Now’ and your vote will be submitted. Remember you only get ONE vote so use it wisely!
4. Stay tuned!
The winner of Pitch Battle 2017 will be announced live in the show so keep watching to find out the result!
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
These Terms are correct as of 10th July 2017
The first vote – 15 July 2017
This programme shall include a vote to determine which outfit judge Gareth Malone will wear in the live final on the 22nd July. Viewers will have 2 options to choose from and will only be able to vote once. The vote will open at the end of the show on the 15th July and close on at 7pm on Friday 21st July 2017.
The second vote – 22 July 2017 - The Final
From the six groups in the final, throughout the show the judges will decide which three groups will go through to the A Cappella round. The final three groups will perform their A Cappella song and the judges will decide which two of the three groups will face the public vote to decide the winner of Pitch Battle 2017. The public will then be invited to vote for the winner from these two groups. Once the vote is closed, the group with the highest number of votes will be declared winner of Pitch Battle 2017 and receive a cash prize.
How you can vote on Pitch Battle 2017
Voting will only be available via the BBC Pitch Battle website (bbc.co.uk/pitchbattle).
Online Vote Only
1. There is no voting via telephone, email, Red Button or by text.
2. Viewers in the UK (including Channel Islands and Isle of Man) will be able to vote online by accessing the following link www.bbc.co.uk/pitchbattle
3. Viewers who wish to vote online will need to sign in to a BBC account at https://www.bbc.com/signin. If you do not have a BBC account, you can register for one for free at https://www.bbc.com/register. If you have any trouble registering or signing in, you can visit the help pages at https://www.bbc.com/signin/help. Please check your broadband or mobile contract to check the cost of using data services. Online votes will be limited to one vote per BBC account. You may have experienced voting more than once however only your first vote will be counted.
4. The online vote will be open during the opening and closing times specified on the programme. The results of the online public vote will be the sole determinate of the winner.
Terms & conditions
5. If you are watching Pitch Battle on BBC iPlayer, following through a website or any other time shift or, catch up or on demand service you should not vote since the voting will have closed.
6. Voting is only open to individuals as consumers from the UK, and not to any agencies, businesses and/or companies. Please note that BBC or Tuesday’s Child employees who are in any way connected to the vote, their close relatives or anyone directly connected in any way with the production of the programme is not eligible to vote.
7. The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent, excessive or suspicious patterns of voting have occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.
8. All voting will be overseen by an independent verification service.
9. The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time. In the event of any such cancellation or suspension, a technical failure or any other malfunction with the vote, the BBC reserves the right to arrange for the winner to be decided by a contingency arrangement.
The BBC will not publish this information or provide it to any third party without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. Please see the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy for more information at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy/privacy-policy)
For example, we may use your personal data for the purpose of running the vote (including processing refunds or investigating possible voting irregularities) and for the purpose of personalising our services where you have shown interest in a particular show, including voting online (http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/account/how-is-the-bbc-personalised-to-me/)
11. The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
12. The voting in this programme accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting< http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/page/guidelines-appendices-appendix-2-competitions>, details of which can be found on the BBC's Standards and Guidelines website < http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguidelines/guidelines/appendix2 >.
13. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Voting FAQs - Online Voting
My ‘VOTE NOW’ button isn’t working?
If you’re trying to vote but the ‘Vote Now’ button has turned grey and you’re having trouble submitting your vote then you might not actually be signed in, even if it appears that you are and you’ve been presented with the vote options. To check if you are signed in, click the BBC account profile button on the left hand side of the top bar and this should allow you to sign in correctly or alternatively go to bbc.com/signin. Once you’re signed in, head back to the Pitch Battle homepage and continue to cast your vote.
How do I vote online?
In order to cast your vote, you must sign in to your BBC account which you can do here. If you do not already have a BBC account you will need to register before you can vote here.
Once you have created a BBC account you are then ready to go. You are advised to sign in to your BBC account before the vote opens.
During the live show the presenter will let you know when the vote has opened. You will then be able to cast your vote online.
How Can I Register for the Online Vote?
In order to vote on Pitch Battle 2017 you will need to register for a BBC account at https://account.bbc.com/register.
It only takes a minute, and it'll give you more ways to get the best out of the BBC but make sure you allow time to do this before the vote opens as you don't have long to vote!
What if I can't remember the password to my BBC account?
If you can't remember your password, you'll need to reset it. You can find out how to do that here https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/account/how-do-i-change-my-password/.
Why is the online vote not displaying properly?
If the vote is not displaying correctly on your device then please try refreshing the page or using a different browser.
If you are using an ad-blocker then this may inhibit your ability to cast your vote. If you disable the blocker and refresh the page then you should be able to cast your vote.
What information do I need to give?
This depends on your age. We ask everyone to provide us with your date of birth, gender and a secure password.
If you are 18 years or older, we ask for your postcode, and if you are under 18, we ask for your hometown.
If you previously used to sign in with a username, you'll need to use your email address from now on if you are over 13.
And if you previously used to sign in with Facebook or Google+, you won't be able to any more. You will need to provide a bit more info before you can sign in, which you can find here https://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/account/why-cant-i-sign-in-with-social/.
Why are you asking for my age, postcode/hometown or gender?
We use your age, postcode/hometown and gender to give you relevant local info online and in any email newsletters you sign up for. We also use this information to ensure we are making something for everyone, as part of our public service remit.
Some parts of the BBC are only meant for certain ages. We also need to know how old you are to make sure you can use the parts that are meant for you.
Find out more about how we use your data here.
What if I don't want to register now or give additional information?
If you decide not to proceed with registering your BBC account then unfortunately you will not be able to cast your vote.
Why when I click on sign in am I not taken to the sign in page?
If you click on sign in and you are already signed in to your BBC account then you will be directed to the BBC homepage or you will remain on the same page. That means you are ready to cast your vote once it opens here.
How many times can I vote online?
Your BBC account details can only cast one (1) vote in each episode of Pitch Battle 2017. You may have experienced voting more than once however only your first vote will be counted.
I'm having another problem signing into my account that's not covered here - where can I go for help?
We have a separate page that can answer your questions around signing in to your BBC account, and also put you in touch with someone if you are unable to find the answer you need. Visit here.
I don't have an existing BBC account, and need to register for one so I can vote, but need help. Where can I go?
We have a separate page that can answer your questions around registering for a new BBC account, and also put you in touch with someone if you are unable to find the answer you need. Visit here.
If you have not used your account in a while and have forgotten your password you will need to click on the 'forgotten password' link before the show to allow enough time for a new password to be sent through. This will only be possible if you provided a valid email address when registering.
What exactly is a BBC account?
If you have any questions about your BBC account you can find some FAQs here which might help.
Why are you asking if I want email updates about more things I’ll love?
You can decide if you want to receive occasional emails to tell you about BBC programmes and services or not. It's completely up to you. We may personalise them based on your location and how you use the BBC online site, to help you get the most from the BBC. Find out more about the emails here. You can also unsubscribe at any time.
Who can I contact if I have a problem with creating my BBC account or have issues with signing in?
Click here for the BBC account help pages, this has an FAQ section which may help.
If you are still having issues after going through the above link for help, then you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not used your account in a while and have forgotten your password you will need to click on the ‘forgotten password’ link ahead of the show to allow enough time for a new password to be sent through. This will only be possible if you provided a valid email address when registering.
I am having problems voting online, what can I do?
If you're having trouble voting online, you could try any of the following:
- Keep refreshing the page
- Clear your cookies and browser history
- Update your browser version
- Try a different browser
- Update your device's operating system
- Try a different device if you have one, such as your tablet, mobile or laptop
Is there a cost to vote online?
No, you will not be charged to vote online by visiting http://www.bbc.co.uk/pitchbattle during the live show. Please check your broadband or mobile contract to check the cost of using data services.
Can I vote using my smart phone or tablet?
You can vote using your mobile phone, tablet or your home computer. Online votes on different devices using the same BBC account details will count towards the maximum number of votes per account.
Is the vote being independently verified?
Who can I contact if I need assistance / have further questions?
BBC Helpline: 0370 010 0222 (standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply)
Can I vote via social networking?
No, you can only vote on the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/pitchbattle.