I am stuck at 34 votes on MathOverflow. Some previous answers like this Meta Stack Exchange post say that this is because the 40 votes should be 30 for answers, 10 for questions. But, it seems different in my case as I get the error popup whether I'm voting on answers or on questions. So I can't get closer to 40 votes by just voting on questions.

This shows I'm at 34 votes

This shows I've hit the limit

Both screenshots are from within a window of 1 or 2 minutes.

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    You probably voted on posts that were later deleted. It still counts towards the daily limit, as far as I remember. May 27, 2020 at 8:13
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    Does this answer your question? Please don't require answer votes to be cast before question votes Waffles' answer is a concise explanation of the rules. What Shadow says is also true but happens less often.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 27, 2020 at 8:15
  • Hmm, I don't think the posts were deleted within the past few hours? @ShadowKeepsSocialDistance But thanks for the suggestion. May 27, 2020 at 8:24
  • I was voting throughout the day and didn't really keep track of how many were questions and how many answers, but thanks for the pointer @Glorfindel May 27, 2020 at 8:25

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You can only vote a certain number of times per day. Once you voted on 25 answers a countdown starts and you can then only vote 5 more times.

If you want to use your maximum of 40 votes in a day you therefore need to vote on some questions before you vote on 25 answers. You'd need to have voted on 10 or more questions before you voted on 25 answers, but it looks like you only voted on 4 questions.

  • Hmm, that could be possible. There were some really good answers amongst those I voted on today. Thanks! May 27, 2020 at 8:26

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