Hypothetical situation:

A moderator of a site posts a terrible answer in the main (not meta) site they are a moderator of.

Can they see the identities of people who downvote it?

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    moderators can't see who votes anywhere.
    – Kevin B
    Sep 11, 2020 at 20:44
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    Thanks. Didn't find that one because it mentions "developers" and "admins", not moderators. Sep 11, 2020 at 20:56
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    The duplicate was about staff, not moderators. Reopened. There's probably one about mods already but that wasn't it.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Sep 11, 2020 at 22:06
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    Does this answer your question? Is there a way to see who voted on your posts? cc @Catija - Is this one a bit better?
    – Spevacus
    Sep 11, 2020 at 22:23
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    @Spevacus yeah! That looks a lot better as a duplicate target.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Sep 11, 2020 at 22:26
  • Why all the downvotes? Seems a reasonable question and the linked duplicate does not focus on moderators.
    – Puck Futin
    Feb 22 at 18:21

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No. Upvotes and downvotes are anonymous, even moderators can't see who did them. They can see some information (see here) to help them identify voting fraud, but otherwise no.

  • It's very easy for moderators to use those tools to work out who's downvoting what, especially if the downvotes happen rapidly after a question or answer has been posted
    – Richard
    Sep 11, 2020 at 23:32

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