# Cancel delete vote

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?

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

• I have expanded my comments slightly and posted as an answer - per request by the OP. – Martin Sleziak Jan 20 '19 at 23:18
• Thanks for the correction @HughThomas (I should have noticed the typo - especially since in changed the meaning.) – Martin Sleziak Jan 22 '19 at 5:00
• In my experience, people have used delete votes to harass and unjustly censor certain areas of mathematics. – Joseph Van Name Mar 21 '19 at 13:59