I downvoted this answer because I disagreed with part of the explanation. The OP edited the answer to remove the confusing language. When I attempted to remove my downvoted, I got a popup saying my vote was locked in unless the answer is edited.

Does an edit need to occur after the vote has been locked? I would think that an edit would prevent the vote from being locked in the first place.


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It looks as if the post was edited during the grace period, there are no edit revisions listed for that post.

You have enough rep to freely edit the post. You could make a trivial edit just to unlock the vote. Roll back the edit if you feel the trivial edit was otherwise not needed.

See Vote can't be changed if answer is edited too quickly for a bug report on the issue; it was declined as .


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