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Surprised to find out on SO that I've just been awarded the Caucus badge for voting 1 day ago in the election. But I have never yet voted on SO!

Why has this happened? Has my account been compromised? Weird system glitch?

Can I find out who I supposedly voted for?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, ChrisF, hims056, Martijn Pieters, kiamlaluno Mar 5 '13 at 13:31

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I think you voted for me? Double check by hitting the up arrow next to my name ;) – mattytommo Mar 5 '13 at 11:51

The Caucus badge is awarded for merely visiting the election page. It is not contingent on you voting, we have the Constituent badge for that.

You earn the Caucus badge if:

  • You visit the election while it is active (any of the 3 phases)
  • You have enough reputation to be able to vote.

You can earn it multiple times, once per election.

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Ah thanks, confusion over! – occulus Mar 5 '13 at 11:16
@kanagavelu: The minimum rep can differ from election to election, from site to site. It is not a given it'll be 150 for other elections. For the previous ServerFault election it was 300, for example. In other words, there is a reason I didn't mention a specific amount in my post. :-) – Martijn Pieters Mar 5 '13 at 13:13

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