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Extra Vote
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Survivor Gameplay
Description: The ability to cast two votes at a single Tribal Council.
Appearances: Worlds Apart
Cambodia
Kaôh Rōng
Game Changers
Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
Ghost Island
The Extra Vote was a twist introduced in Survivor: Worlds Apart. It allows players to vote twice in one Tribal Council.

OverviewEdit

Extra VoteEdit

In appearance, the Extra Vote is similar to the parchment used in Tribal Council, however, it has a distinct margin on all four sides. This vote can be played until there are only five contestants left. The player that owns it may vote for another player twice or vote for two separate people. It will be counted as any other vote, and can still be nullified by a Hidden Immunity Idol.

To use the Extra Vote, the player must state their intention in voting again before host Jeff Probst tallies the votes. Depending on the season, they may or may not be required to reveal their use of the advantage in public. The Extra Vote does not carry over to any revote following a tie.

Vote StealEdit

The Vote Steal is a more powerful version of the Extra Vote; in addition to the ability to vote twice, the owner can also block one person from voting at that same Tribal Council. The owner may vote for anyone with their second vote, including the person whose vote was stolen.

Unlike with the standard Extra Vote, to use the Vote Steal, the player must state their intention before any votes are cast. The exact mechanics of the Vote Steal at a revote are currently unknown, but Stephen Fishbach (who used the Vote Steal in Survivor: Cambodia) has stated that it carries over to a revote following a tie.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

Survivor: Worlds ApartEdit

The Extra Vote (described only as an "advantage") first appeared at the Survivor Auction on Day 25, when Carolyn Rivera, Dan Foley, and Mike Holloway paid $480 for the advantage. As the bid ended in a tie, the contestants drew rocks for a chance to win it. Dan won the rock draw and the Extra Vote. Tyler Fredrickson later searched Dan's bag and discovered the advantage and its powers. Dan played his advantage at the Day 35 Tribal Council. Afraid that she might be eliminated as a result of the Extra Vote being cast, Carolyn used her Hidden Immunity Idol to negate all votes for her (including the Extra Vote), blindsiding Dan himself.

Survivor: CambodiaEdit

A variant of the Extra Vote was introduced during the Bermuda Triangles Immunity Challenge on Day 24. While the challenge was underway, host Jeff Probst released a row of buoys, and the first to bail out of the challenge and swim toward their buoy won the advantage. Spencer Bledsoe and Stephen Fishbach raced to their buoys, but it was Stephen who won the advantage. Back at camp, Stephen learned his advantage: he obtained the privilege to vote twice, but in turn, he would deny a tribemate the right to vote. Stephen decided to use his advantage on the Day 29 Tribal Council. He chose to "steal" Joe Anglim's vote, and voted against Abi-Maria Gomes and Joe, but was voted out in a 4-3-2 vote after Spencer flipped on him.

Survivor: Kaôh RōngEdit

The Extra Vote was introduced during the final eight Reward Challenge on Day 25 as one of the three rewards that could be competed for in the challenge, A Leg Up. Aubry Bracco, Cydney Gillon, and Tai Trang chose to compete for this advantage, with Tai ultimately outlasting Aubry to win. Tai later opened up the advantage to reveal that it was an Extra Vote that would be valid until five contestants remain. Tai used his advantage at the Day 32 Tribal Council. He placed his two votes on Michele Fitzgerald, but his plan did not work as his alliance decided to eliminate Kyle Jason instead, resulting in a 4-2-1 vote.

Survivor: Game ChangersEdit

After being left without a tribe after a Tribe Switch on Day 14, Debbie Wanner was sent off to Exile Island until the next Tribal Council was completed. Former two-time castaway and Caramoan winner John Cochran, who was visiting Debbie on Exile Island, offered Debbie a choice between three advantages and she opted to pick the Extra Vote over a fake Hidden Immunity Idol kit and an advantage for her tribe at the next Immunity Challenge. Debbie used the advantage on Day 24, voting against Ozzy Lusth twice and ensuring a majority vote, even though Ozzy would have gone home regardless.

After the conclusion of the Day 25 Reward Challenge, O-Black Water, Sarah Lacina acquired an advantage that was revealed to be a Vote Steal that could be used all the way until the final five. Another variant of the Extra Vote, this advantage would steal another tribe member's vote, depriving them of voting. She used it at the Day 35 Tribal Council, using it to steal Tai Trang's vote and cast an extra vote against Michaela Bradshaw.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. HustlersEdit

On Day 20, Lauren Rimmer found an advantage hidden in a bundle of nails given to the Solewa tribe during the merge. This advantage required her to abstain from voting the immediate Tribal Council before being granted an Extra Vote that she could use at a future Tribal Council. Lauren was voted out at the Day 33 Tribal Council after Ben Driebergen used his Hidden Immunity Idol to negate all votes for him, blindsiding Lauren with the unused Extra Vote still in her possession.

Survivor: Ghost IslandEdit

After the Reward Challenge on Day 18, Kellyn Bechtold was sent back to Ghost Island by the Naviti tribe. At Ghost Island, she decided to play for an advantage and was allowed two out of three chances to receive one, and she received the Vote Steal used by Sarah Lacina to vote out Michaela Bradshaw in Game Changers, which was now an Extra Vote at a Tribal Council. At the second half of the Day 29 Double Elimination, Kellyn cast two votes for Laurel Johnson in order to split the vote between Laurel and Michael Yerger; after the vote tied, Kellyn helped vote out Michael at the revote.

After the Reward Challenge on Day 33, Sebastian Noel was sent to Ghost Island by Domenick Abbate and Wendell Holland. There, he decided to play for an advantage and was allowed three out of four chances to receive three an advantage. He received Sarah Lacina's Vote Steal from Game Changers, which was still an Extra Vote, and was put back in play after Kellyn misplayed it earlier on. Sebastian was voted out at the Day 36 Tribal Council after opting not to use the Extra Vote at the last Tribal Council in which he could have done so.

Season Location Episode Acquired Owner Advantage Episode Used Intended Target Successful? Eliminated Pertinent Notes
Survivor: Worlds Apart Survivor Auction "Bring the Popcorn" S30 dan t
Dan Foley
Extra Vote "My Word Is My Bond" S30 carolyn t
Carolyn Rivera
No!
5-2
S30 dan bw
Dan Foley
  • Dan voted for Carolyn twice. Carolyn played her Hidden Immunity Idol, negating all votes against her.
Survivor: Cambodia Day 24 Immunity Challenge "Witches Coven" S31 stephen t
Stephen Fishbach
Vote Steal "My Wheels Are Spinning" S31 joe t
Joe Anglim
No!
4-3-2
S31 stephen bw
Stephen Fishbach
  • Stephen stole Joe's vote and voted for Abi-Maria Gomes and Joe, but both votes were in the minority.
Survivor: Kaôh Rōng Day 25 Individual Reward "I'm Not Here to Make Good Friends" S32 tai t
Tai Trang
Extra Vote "Now's the Time to Start Scheming" S32 michele t
Michele Fitzgerald
No!
4-2-1
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Kyle Jason
  • Tai voted for Michele twice.
Survivor: Game Changers Exile Island "Vote Early, Vote Often" S34 debbie t
Debbie Wanner
Extra Vote "There's a New Sheriff in Town" S34 ozzy t
Ozzy Lusth
Yes!
7-4-1-1
S34 ozzy bw
Ozzy Lusth
  • Debbie voted for Ozzy twice.
Hidden at Day 25 Reward Challenge "A Line Drawn in Concrete" S34 sarah t
Sarah Lacina
Vote Steal "Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow" S34 michaela t
Michaela Bradshaw
Yes!
4-2-1
S34 michaela bw
Michaela Bradshaw
  • Sarah stole Tai's vote and voted for Michaela twice.
Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers Hidden in bundle of nails during the merge "Playing with the Devil" S35 lauren t
Lauren Rimmer
Extra Vote Unused
  • Lauren was required to abstain from voting in the immediate Tribal Council before being granted an Extra Vote.
  • This was the first Extra Vote "flushed" while still in the holder's possession.
Survivor: Ghost Island On Ghost Island "Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit" S36 kellyn t
Kellyn Bechtold
Extra Vote "The Finish Line Is in Sight" S36 laurel t
Laurel Johnson
No!
2-2-1-1;
3-0
S36 michael bw
Michael Yerger
  • This was Sarah Lacina's Vote Steal from Game Changers.
  • Kellyn voted for Laurel twice, before switching her vote to Michael at the revote.
"Always Be Moving" S36 sebastian t
Sebastian Noel
Extra Vote Unused
  • This was Sarah Lacina's Vote Steal from Game Changers, which was put back in play after it was misplayed by Kellyn on Day 29.
  • This was the first Extra Vote that expired while still in the holder's possession.

TriviaEdit

  • The Extra Vote has been introduced in several international versions of the series like Expedition Robinson and Survivor Philippines. In the Philippine version, the double vote was also offered during the auction as a regular sealed item. The winning bidder, Charisse Yacapin, was given a choice between an already revealed food item and the still-covered power to vote twice. She chose the food.
  • The Extra Vote has only been part of a majority vote in Survivor: Game Changers.

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