How does MLB All-Star Voting work? Schedule, rules & how to vote for the Blue Jays

We take a look at everything you need to know about MLB's All-Star voting process, as well as which Blue Jays have the best chance of playing this year in Texas.
93rd MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard
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As we recently wrote, voting is now open for the 2024 All-Star Game, which will this year be held on July 16 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Often, the Blue Jays do well when it comes to Major League Baseball's annual event, which is now in its 94th year.

Last season, the Blue Jays had five representatives at the All-Star Game, including Bo Bichette, Kevin Gausman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jordan Romano and Whit Merrifield. Just a year earlier they had six, with Guerrero, Romano, Santiago Espinal, Alejandro Kirk, Alek Manoah and George Springer.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the record for the most Blue Jays at the All-Star Game came in 1993, with them coming off their first World Series win and on course for their second. That year they had seven representatives, including Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Pat Hentgen, Paul Molitor, John Olerud, Duane Ward and Devon White.

This naturally leads to wondering who will represent the Blue Jays in 2024? In some respects, it doesn't help that the team is struggling to live up to expectations, with a sub .500 record at the time of writing.

Regardless they will still have some representation, with Guerrero and José Berríos leading the way as candidates. As per Jays Journal's Eric Treuden, other possibilities include Davis Schneider, Daulton Varsho and Yusie Kikuchi.

One advantage the Blue Jays have, is that they effectively have a whole country that can vote for their players to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game. So what is the actual schedule, process and rules for all of this?

2024 MLB All-Star Game voting schedule

Voting Window

When results revealed

Phase 1

June 5-June 27

June 27, 6 p.m. ET

Phase 2

June 30- July 3

July 3, 7 p.m. ET

Phase one decides the top two vote-getters at every position. The exception is in the outfield, where the top six vote-getters will be selected regardless of if they play in left, centre or right field.

From phase one, the top vote-getter in the AL and NL will each automatically get a starting spot on their respective All-Star rosters. In phase two, the remaining players at each position go head-to-head, to determine who the starters will be in Texas.

In respect of the final All-Star rosters, this only applies to the position players. All pitchers and reserves are named by a combination of player ballots and manager decisions, as opposed to the fans.

Process and rules to vote for the All-Star Game

A lot of you will remember the days of picking up/being giving paper ballots at Rogers Centre (aka SkyDome). However, the process is now a lot more straightforward.

Now, you can just click here and go to the 2024 All-Star ballot, to make your selections. Then you add in your details at the bottom of the page and click on 'submit your vote'.

In respect of the rules, each email address applied to vote in phase one can be used up to five times per day. During phase two, each email address applied can only be used once per day.

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Overall, no matter how the Blue Jays are playing -- and in fairness they have been winning more consistently of late -- the MLB All-Star Game is still a fun event. As such, we implore all Canadian baseball fans to get voting, to make sure their ball club has as many representatives as possible at Globe Life Field.