It's happened twice already (On MartialArts.SE the first time though).

I used all my votes allowance for the day, but the badge tracker indicates me I voted 38 times (Which might be true, I don't keep a count :p). The Vox Populi badge asks for 40 votes.

What can I do to receive the badge if I used my full allowance?

  • $\begingroup$ Coincidentally, I upvoted this and the answer as the last 2/40 of my votes for the day. 🤣 $\endgroup$ Nov 26, 2022 at 15:18

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The daily vote limit is a little arcane. From this post on Meta.SE:

  • The exact number of votes available depends on your voting behavior for the day. Concretely, there are three upper limits to respect at the same time to be able to vote.
    • 40 post votes per day per user.
    • 30 answer votes per day per user.
    • 5 post votes after you got your first "5 votes remaining" warning of the day. If you reach 25 answer votes at time t of the day, given q(t) as the number of question votes cast by time t, the total post votes limit will be no more than 30 + q(t). If you cast less than 25 answer votes, ignore this point.

So, basically, you get 10 votes specifically for questions, but you need to use them early. Once you get close to the limit of 30 unrestricted votes, you can't claim all 10 of the others any more.

No, I don't know why. I suspect it's a limitation in how voting was implemented (the 10 extra votes for questions were a later addition), rather than an intentional design decision.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! At least now I know how to deal with that problem :p $\endgroup$
    – IEatBagels
    Nov 25, 2015 at 13:31
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    $\begingroup$ The 10 votes for questions was to give people extra incentive to vote on questions, often questions are ignored in up voteing $\endgroup$
    – bowlturner
    Nov 25, 2015 at 14:30

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