Thanks for the feedback. We don't have plans to make the voting count public, so for this challenge it won't be possible to see the number of votes associated with your submission (in real time or otherwise).
I appreciate the clarification. I completely understand why you think the voting count should be public. It would allow people to see who is in the lead, and would tell submitters how much "catch up" they need to do in order to become the crowd favorite.
Just so you know, there was a time when we did actually show the voting count. We removed it a while ago though, and have since seen a dramatic reduction in voter fraud (attempts to cheat by submitters).
I do understand why you think the feature would be helpful, but we currently do not have plans to make the voting count public again. I hope you understand.