In the past and recently I have clicked accidentally on the UP arrow to vote up but this is only an accident.

If I click on DOWN arrow to redo my vote, the counter is directly decremented by 1.

I search, I searched and I don't find any solution to remove my accidental vote.


The vote counter for a specific question is 0.

I click accidentally on UP and the vote counter is 1.

I see that immediately and I will correct my error and I click on the DOWN arrow but now the counter is -1 and not 0.

What is the solution to my problem?

  • is clicking again on your respective vote to undo it not working? Dec 19, 2018 at 10:23
  • To simply undo a vote; i.e. make it as if you had never voted in the first place; click the "lit up" vote button. The result will be that neither an upvote nor a downvote is active, and you can come back to vote any time you like. Only cast votes are locked in.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 19, 2018 at 10:26
  • @Abhishek: thanks, but I never try before to click a second time on same button to undo effect. Thanks.
    – schlebe
    Dec 19, 2018 at 10:38

3 Answers 3


Click the button you used to vote again, and the vote will revert.

It even says so on the tooltip:

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This is a valuable lesson for using Stack Exchange: pay attention to the tooltips/hovers. E.g. try hovering over a time indicator like 'asked 29 mins ago'.


Click vote up button again, then your upvote will be undone, but only can do that inside 5 minutes after the vote.


To undo a vote, you have to click the same button again.

For instance, to undo an upvote, you need to click the Up arrow again.

  • I don't undertand why others have voted your question DOWN since they don't have posted any reason. So I vote UP :-)
    – schlebe
    Dec 19, 2018 at 10:50
  • I'd also like to know why only I was downvoted.
    – CinCout
    Dec 19, 2018 at 11:02

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