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I recently noticed, after clicking on 'review', that SO tracks my progress towards the badges Strunk & White, Copy Editor, and Electorate.

Right below that it says your voting is x.xx -- you are eligible.

What is this number and how is it calculated?

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Never mind, I derp'd - it is question votes / (question votes + answer votes) - I accidentally calculated question votes / answer votes. – Nightfirecat Nov 14 '11 at 19:03
@Nightfirecat -- derp'd it? Nice, never heard of it before. knowyourmeme.com/memes/derp#.TsFlfVYnR10 – Matt Fenwick Nov 14 '11 at 19:04

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

It is calculated as

ratio = (# votes on questions) / (# total votes)
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To get "Electorate", you need at least 600 votes on questions, and your votes on questions must account for at least 25% of the total votes you have cast.

To that end, I imagine that the voting ratio represents the ratio of your question votes over total votes, for the purposes of getting Electorate. Yours, I would imagine at the time of this, would be around ~65%.

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Is this in the FAQ somewhere? – Matt Fenwick Nov 14 '11 at 19:26
it is in the badge description @MattFenwick – waffles Nov 14 '11 at 23:14
@waffles -- it says there "Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions." I had inferred that that was the "vote ratio", but I wanted to confirm that. – Matt Fenwick Nov 16 '11 at 17:20

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