How to see the identity for the voters who voted for a specific question or answer? I have tried clicking on vote count indicator but nothing happens...please help

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    I was the 1st upvoting your selinux question so that explains 5 of your 13 rep (now 20 it seems) >:D
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 10, 2014 at 13:14
  • very well thanx...you and oli are the very supportive :D
    – Chinmaya B
    Jun 10, 2014 at 13:14
  • @Rinzwind -talking about repo you are about 65k repo so why count mine I am not even at your toes...
    – Chinmaya B
    Jun 10, 2014 at 16:48
  • Oh but yours is easier to disect >:D
    – Rinzwind
    Jun 10, 2014 at 17:18
  • Small things are easier to disect
    – Chinmaya B
    Jun 10, 2014 at 17:21

2 Answers 2


You can't. To users, voting is completely anonymous (unless a voter wishes to say how they voted).
This is by design to try to avoid tactical and revenge voting.

If you're getting hammered by downvotes by what you suspect is a single person, you can flag the questions in, err, question and the mods can take a look. We can't see exactly what people have voted for or against, but we can see general trends ("User A voted against User B 102 times", etc) and if something looks dodgy, we can take action.

  • This answered my unasked question "is the moderator election a secret ballot?" :)
    – Zanna Mod
    Jun 13, 2016 at 23:14

As Oli says, it will always be anonymous - for instance this anonymously down-voted question on anonymous downvoting.
Also, serial-voting is flagged or detected by the system and can be reversed

Note: Clicking on the vote counter will only show how many upvotes/downvotes a question/answer has (only when you have enough rep) - for example for this question:

2 votes up one down


This may not be the case for favorite votes - see here

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