I have ~700 votes total atm and I know a majority of them are on questions. Is there a way to find out close or far I am from getting this badge? A search here turns up a couple of questions on electorate badges but none of them seem to answer this specific question.

Also I tried this stack-exchange query here but it doesn't appear to work. It shows I only have 5 votes! That can't be right.


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That query is broken, because (as drachenstern said) the user ID isn't included for most votes to avoid revealing who voted for what. The one exception is favoriting a question (which is stored as a type of vote in the database); if you run this query you'll see that all your votes have VoteTypeId 5, which corresponds to a favorited question (you apparently had five favorited questions as of the last data dump).

As for your actual question, as far as I know there is no good way to see your Electorate progress. On your profile you can see your total vote count (you have 688 upvotes and 12 downvotes at the moment), but not a breakdown of how many of those votes were on questions

  • See, more eloquent ;)
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 5:22
  • Well that's unfortunate, it would have been nice if there was a way to find out.
    – greatwolf
    Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 7:08

There's a reason not all votes are shown in the database (think mining to find out who voted how on what and retaliation) so I don't think it'll give you most of the votes.

I'm sure someone here will post a more elegant answer and prove that this should've been a comment, but for now, I'll put it as an answer for you ;)

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