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You have used them all. You only have a certain number of votes per day.
You have not been allocated votes yet. Votes are given out every day at midnight UTC (00:00 server time). If you just got to level 1, you may need to wait until tomorrow when you get your votes.
You are looking at a system node. Writeups to E2 bugs,
E2 Nuke Request, et al. do not have voting options on them.
Somehow the votes didn't get passed out last night! Better ask a god.