Why are you voting on your own squawks multiple times?
All I do is vote and usually six votes are submitted, when I post a squawk it usually starts out with around five votes. I do not believe that every time I submit a squawk, four or five people would instantaneously vote on it. I have nearly 140 squawks, so I do not know if this makes a difference.
If you upvote a squawk, the counter goes up one; if you upvote again, it goes down one. It is sort of a toggle. Downvoting works the same. What you may be seeing is that while you are fiddling with the toggle other readers are also voting.
Six (give or take) votes are submitted the instant after I vote, usually I would have to hit “refresh” to see the newest votes aside from my own.
Could this be a glitch or is voting ability based on the number of squawks?