For some time I was off the site and the first thing I noticed when I came back was pathetic number of votes on questions. Most of recent questions have 0 or 1 upvotes which means they usually have more answers than upvotes.
The thing I don't really get: if I find a question worth enough to spend a few minutes to write an answer isn't is good enough to get my upvote as well? I mean, typing all those words takes way more time than a single click which is needed to vote on a question.
Personally I try to vote on questions which are on-topic, phrased well and trying to solve a specific problem (like it is stated in faq). I do it even when I don't answer them for whatever reason (they already have good answer or I don't have one to share).
Now, the thing which bothers me is why it is so? Is there anything more we can do to encourage people to make use of their voting privileges? I'd love to see many Nice Question badges as there are some good, specific, topical questions on PMSE recently.