A lot of stack sites (most? all?) aren't getting as many votes as I'd like to see them get. I don't want to drop a carrot in front of people that encourages them to give meaningless votes just to reach some threshold, but it would be nice to make voting habits more visible so that those of us who intend to vote more actually do.
How can we raise awareness for those who just need that mental post-it-note without annoying everybody?
I suggest we add a vote-o-meter (a small bar that fills up as votes are cast) in the header bar so that users can see how much of their daily vote allotment they have used. It may give those of us who want to develop better voting habits the visual nudge we need to remember to do it.