First off, I apologize for the frequent meta posts, I'm not trying to be annoying - I'm just a curious person. :)

When I was looking at the list of badges I saw this typo:enter image description here

I think it is supposed to say "Vote on 600 posts and 25% or more of to total votes are on questions."

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No, that's ; unlike Civic Duty, which counts votes on all posts, Electorate is specifically checking for votes on questions, not answers. The 'total' refers to all your votes on questions and answers; votes on questions need to be at least 25% of the total.

In the early days of Stack Exchange, people didn't vote that much on questions: Why aren't people voting for questions?. This badge was one of the ways to encourage people to vote more on questions; it was announced in response to How to encourage voting on questions.

  • Thank you for the answer, but you didn't quite answer my question. What I'm saying, is that this sentence does not make sense: "Vote on 600 questions, and 25% or more of to total votes are on questions." If you vote on 600 questions - 100% of those votes would have been on questions, yet the badge says 25% should be on questions when 600 votes on questions is actually 100% amount of votes on questions. Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 22:05
  • Well, the word posts was bold, so I thought you thought that was the typo... I've edited my answer to indicate what the 'total' is referring to. Space is limited, and they have to take some shortcuts sometimes to indicate what a badge is for. There's an FAQ for all the details.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 22:07
  • Thank you for the edit, it clears it up. So, it is actually saying to vote on 2400 posts and 600 must be on questions? Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 22:08
  • No, you can get it with just 600 votes; if all of those are on questions, you satisfy both the first criterion and (because 100% of your votes are on questions) the second one.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 22:10
  • But with exactly 600 votes on questions, you need to have 2400 or less total votes, that's correct.
    – Glorfindel
    Commented Dec 22, 2020 at 22:11
  • Thanks! This helped. Commented Dec 23, 2020 at 17:16

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