# How are voting percentages calculated?

A few days ago, I noticed that I'm close to earning the Electorate badge; I just have to increase my percentage of votes on questions from 19% to 25%. So I started making a conscious effort to vote more on questions. Several days later... it's still reporting 19%, even though I've cast more votes than 1% of my total. So how does this get calculated?

• "992 question / 4,000 answer". Hm to get Electorate, these 4,000 should be less than 75% of your total votes, meaning you need 1,334 total votes on questions. You need to vote up or down 342 more questions, this will take at least 9 days (40 votes on questions a day) - assuming you won't vote answers
– gnat
Sep 8, 2015 at 21:14
• As an aside, questions with a score of -4 or less will kick them off the front page. So if you're looking for extra reasons to vote on questions, keep this in mind. Sep 8, 2015 at 21:32
• ... and speedy delete votes on the questions such that they get deleted will refund up / down votes cast on the same day. There are also questions where a single down vote will delete it, also giving you refunded up / down votes. There are ways to speed up the rate of question vote casting by helping the moderation process along. On Stack Overflow, there were days I cast in excess of 60 votes / day.
– user40980
Sep 8, 2015 at 22:14

You have nearly 5000 votes cast (stats). As of this writing, you have 992 question votes and 4000 answer votes. This is about 19% (992 / 4992 = 0.1987...). To get to 25%, you will need to have a `question votes / (question votes + answer votes)` be 25%.
``````X / (X + 4000) = 0.25