Voting On and Watching an Issue in JIRA Tool in Testing

JIRA allows the user to vote for a particular issue and to watch a particular issue, signing up for notifications of any updates relating to that issue and provide an appropriate notification scheme that has been set up for the project by your JIRA administrator.

If the user has the permissions, then he can also view the voter and watcher lists for an issue and the user can also manage the watcher list, like adding other people to the watcher list. This is useful if the user needs to draw someone's attention to a particular issue.

The voter and watcher lists are shown in the right side of the page while viewing an issue.

Issue voting

How to vote for an issue:

  1. Click on the issue you want to vote on. The particular issue will open.
  2. Click on the vote button to instantly vote for the issue. Click this button again to remove your vote.

To view a list of people who have already voted on an issue:

  1. Click on the issue you want to vote on or want to know how many people have already voted. The particular issue will open.
  2. Click on the number of votes to view the list of people who have already voted for the issue.


Issue watching

How to begin watching an issue:

  1. Click on the issue you want to watch. The particular issue will open.
  2. Click on the watch button to instantly become a watcher of the issue. Click this button again to stop watching the issue.

How to add new users or remove and view existing users:

  1. Click on the issue you want to watch. The particular issue will open.
  2. Click on the number of watchers to open the "Add Watchers" popup or select "More Actions" > "Watchers" to open the "Watchers" page
  3. Use the "Add Watchers" popup or "Watchers" page to:
     
    • Add new watchers of the issue
    • Remove existing watchers
    • View the list of existing users who are watching the issue