So recently I've been reading through some policy recently, and besides there being a whole lot of them, I've noticed a problem. As I have less than 1k rep on the main community, I'm not an established user, and so I don't have the ability to see up and down votes. While this generally isn't a problem over there, it also means that I can't see up and down votes over here. Some important policy questions here include clauses such as this (taken from here):
A method is allowed if it has 5 net votes and at least twice as many upvotes as downvotes.
Without being able to see these votes, I can't tell if answers that may be marginal or have some controversy in the comments are actually valid to be used. In theory, I can't actually tell if any of the answers on there are valid policy or not. I also wouldn't even say that the I/O example is the most problematic out there. New users may be much more likely to run afoul of standard loopholes if they think they've just come up with something clever that the community has been bored with for years, and they may get frustrated that they couldn't actually know if it was a loophole or not just because they don't have enough rep.
While I agree with the "twice as many upvotes as downvotes" clause idea in theory, it causes problems here. I think it makes most sense to allow all users to see up/down votes, if possible. I don't see a reason why that information would need to be hidden in any instance, and especially not on meta.