I have been with StackOverflow since almost more than a year (as a user). I have always been willing to contribute to StackOverflow by voting for the best contributions at the very least.
The problem is: I don't have the need to code extensively, so I really don't have any unique questions - all of them so far had been asked! And since I am much of a beginner to coding world, I really don't have answers to any questions as they are of a good stature!
I am able to find answers to my questions very easily on SO or Google. But if I don't ask question, and if I am not good enough to answer a question - how ever will I be able to vote (to Vote you require 15 Rep!). And yes, I have been helped by users extensively - I have over 50 bookmarks saved over my browsers for really good questions and answers! All I have is 1 Rep on SO, I just can't vote!
What else can you do to improve your rep when you are starting off at 1? Or at least, should voting be given a privilege to all the beginners?