Currently, posts deemed by someone in the community to be in need of being closed or reopened are sent to the close/reopen review queues by clicking a link below the post. However, if a moderator selects to close or reopen from a post, their vote is -- as in the queues themselves -- binding.
Currently, moderators only have limited choices when they come across a post in need of a close/reopen vote:
Provide a binding close/reopen vote (in seeming opposition to the SE Theory of Moderation)
Hope some other user chooses to initiate a close/reopen vote for the community to react to.
(3. Provide a comment and hope someone reacts by initiating a vote)
Moderators are often some of the most active members on various SE sites. In small enough sites or those with relatively few members that actively perform review tasks, many posts fail to be flagged for closing or reopening when appropriate.
I propose the addition of a way for moderators to "flag-to-queue" VTC and vote to reopen posts. In other words, instead of ignoring a post in need of community moderation or providing a binding vote, mods should be able to "flag" the post so that it enters the appropriate review queue to receive community input/voting.