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It seems that now we can retract close votes but we cannot retract reopen votes or delete votes.

I am trying to retract my reopen vote here but it does not allow me to. Can we have that ability?

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Well, we can't retract delete/undelete votes too. :( – Shadow Wizard Aug 13 '13 at 14:28
@ShaWizDowArd well we should be able to... I am editing my post. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 13 '13 at 14:28
Agreed. Fitting place would be in the profile page, under "votes" tab. – Shadow Wizard Aug 13 '13 at 14:30
Whats the use case? – AsheeshR Aug 13 '13 at 14:36
@AsheeshR same as the use case for retracting a close vote... Accidental, or something was changed. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 13 '13 at 14:38
If you cast a reopen vote on a question, that was subsequently edited to become "bad" such that it would need to remain closed, wouldn't a simple rollback be beneficial to everybody involved, or atleast for the community if not the OP? – AsheeshR Aug 13 '13 at 14:48
@amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA if something changes, it's usually towards the positive. Why do you want to rollback, or why did you cast a reopen vote? – Jan Dvorak Aug 13 '13 at 14:50
retracting delete votes makes more sense, however. – Jan Dvorak Aug 13 '13 at 14:51
@JanDvorak I casted my reopen to test retraction... Yea... I should have tested on meta... – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 13 '13 at 15:09
Maybe only allow retracting after an edit? Like a notification saying, "A post you voted to close was edited. Please review it" – Cole Johnson Aug 15 '13 at 1:51
@ColeJohnson well you are able to retract close votes now. – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 15 '13 at 16:00
I ran into this today too -- I thought better of a reopen vote I had cast and, thinking that I could retract as I can for close votes, tried it. Why did I vote to reopen in the first place? Seemed like a good idea at the time. Why did I change my mind? Further reflection. – Monica Cellio Sep 18 '13 at 21:11
@Jamal yes indeed. After we cast Reopen vote we currently can't undo this action, even if did it by mistake. – Shadow Wizard Nov 28 '13 at 21:28
If I vote to reopen and a comment made changes my mind, I should be able to retract my vote. I agree. – Cruncher Feb 5 '14 at 14:19
Today I cast a reopen vote by accident, as I was working the queues. In the reopen queue, I just clicked the edit button (to improve format), without realising it will cast a reopen vote at once. So I came to this question and was wondering, if there has been any update on the matter? – Martin - マーチン Feb 18 '15 at 7:19

This would be a good ability to add here.

The removal of the reopen vote should act like removing a close vote: you can remove it only once and cannot be used on said post again. Instead of the pop-up saying that are you sure that you want to reopen the question, the pop-up should say:

Are you sure you want to retract your reopen vote (the reopen vote cannot be cast again)?

It will be a simple yes/no question similar to the one for retracting close votes. It is really annoying that this has not been added for over two years and should be resolved as a 2015 resolution and not a 2016 resolution.

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