<p><strong>Possible Duplicate:</strong><br>
  <a href="http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1661/shouldnt-a-rep-less-newbie-at-least-be-able-to-upvote-a-good-answer-to-his-her-o">Shouldn&rsquo;t a rep-less newbie at least be able to upvote a good answer to his/her own questions?</a>  </p>

<p>Voting requires 15 reputation.</p>

<p>I think that we should make an exception and allow voting on answers given to your own question.<br>
Just like a new user can comment on his own questions and answers, he should also be able to upvote his answers.</p>

<p>Otherwise, it will encourage people to ignore questions by new users, especially on low-activity days, so that they can spend their time answering questions with a motivated voter.</p>

<p>It also seems unfair to the users that they cannot reward their answerers (<strong>plural</strong>)  (<a href="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2230641/question-about-windows-events">Example</a>)</p>