I voted to close this question earlier today because I didn't realize iOS 6 had been released. I have since realized that I'm an idiot and should check things before blithely voting to close a perfectly fine question for a reason that no longer applies.

So: I'd like to rescind my close vote. Is there a way to do this? If there isn't, can one be added?

  • With respect to that question, I'm not ready to close it as a binding vote, but feel it would be more useful to the site with one answer that was CW like this example If you read my edit notes on the question I describe some of what I see as wrong about "popularity contest" questions.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 19:56
  • If you want to request this as a feature, please ask on the main meta. meta.stackoverflow.com I'll leave this as a "can I do this" without the feature-request tag since it documents what we can do now.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 16:26

2 Answers 2


No - votes time out and only get cleared if a moderator takes a binding action.

However, you can favorite the question and watch it and vote to reopen it should enough people cast close votes to actually close the question.

And of course, flagging it would be appropriate - just as if you saw any other question that was flagged and you felt in reality it was closed incorrectly.


Yes you can, since 15th July 2013. Click the close button again after voting to close and you have the option to retract your vote.


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