Recently I have gained enough reputation in order to vote to close certain questions.

Now after clicking the "close" button a tab appears asking me to select the reason to close such and such a question. Say I click "exact duplicate" and then click "vote to close".

1) How can I retract a close vote

2) How can I change the reason I chose to close this question?


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    $\begingroup$ You can't (so far as I know), so try to be sure about it before voting to close. But you can add a comment stating that you've changed your mind, and if the question does get closed, you will have the opportunity to vote to reopen. $\endgroup$ Feb 22, 2012 at 1:14
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    $\begingroup$ This has been resolved. You can now retract your close votes. Yay! $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Aug 1, 2013 at 11:46

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Just to repeat Arturo: right now you can't.

You may want to read this and this. The idea has been floating for a while; considering that it hasn't been implemented yet, I have doubts whether it will be at all.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your reply. $\endgroup$
    – user5783
    Feb 27, 2012 at 9:57

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