As the question says, I'm wondering if there's any way to find out the total # of up/down votes I've cast (or some other specified userid) across all sites.

Alternatively, if there's a way to show the top voters across all sites, that would work as well.


You can, it's just not very pretty (or reliable, since it relies on the user having a consistent email hash across sites). Thanks to Mark Hurd for producing the query I modified to create the absurd union block for these queries.

For instance, and as no surprise to anyone, Community is the top voter across the network, with Gilles and Pekka placing a dignified second and third respectively. If you're interested in your personal count, it was 18153 votes as of May 8th (the last time the Data Explorer was updated).

Ideally, using the user's network ID would be more reliable, but that information is currently not available in the Data Explorer tables. It'd also be nice to avoid that horrible union block, but at the moment this hacky solution is probably the best you're going to get.

  • Awesome, that query works fine for what I wanted to see. Thanks! – Ward - Reinstate Monica Jun 10 '12 at 3:16
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    I think the API may yield a more accurate (and less ugly!) answer – Yi Jiang Jun 10 '12 at 3:43
  • @TimYiJiang I imagine so, for the per-user query. I don't think it would be very easy to replicate the network top voters query with the API, though. – Tim Stone Jun 10 '12 at 4:12
  • As EmailHashes are no longer provided, this is no longer correct and I believe that, at the moment, you cannot connect the same user across sites. – Mark Hurd Feb 16 '14 at 15:35
  • @MarkHurd You can use AccountId, which is more reliable anyway. – Tim Stone Feb 16 '14 at 16:14
  • You can adjust your answer; I have updated query 69700 that you link to to use AccountId. – Mark Hurd Feb 16 '14 at 16:43

No, you can't search for a specific user's votes, including your own — that would compromise the anonymity of voting.

Most vote types (including up and down) have the casting user ID field nulled to preserve said anonymity. Since the Users table has the convenient UpVotes and DownVotes fields, you can list a given site's most active voters, but due to the way the Data Explorer works, I'm not sure you could do the top voters across all sites.


While you can't find how many votes have been cast by another user, you can find out how many you have cast. Just navigate to the summary tab on your user page and scroll to the bottom. There should be a Section titled x Votes Cast.

Votes Cast

You can also click on the view more link to see what kinds of votes you have cast and on what question or answer.

Note: This method shows how many votes you have cast for a specific site.

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