For closing votes, before a question is closed (5 votes) I can cancel my closing vote (after which I can't vote anymore).

After a deletion vote (of a closed question with score $\le -3$), I tried to cancel my deletion vote (the question is not yet deleted) but it doesn't seem to be doable. Is this a bug or is it on purpose (I see no serious reason)? or is there some way to cancel my deletion vote I would have missed?


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To the best of my knowledge, at the moment it is not possible to retract a delete vote:

  • $\begingroup$ I have expanded my comments slightly and posted as an answer - per request by the OP. $\endgroup$ Jan 20, 2019 at 23:18
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the correction @HughThomas (I should have noticed the typo - especially since in changed the meaning.) $\endgroup$ Jan 22, 2019 at 5:00
  • $\begingroup$ In my experience, people have used delete votes to harass and unjustly censor certain areas of mathematics. $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2019 at 13:59

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