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ALP03: Proxy/Delegate Voting #3
Proposal: Proxy/Delegate Voting
Author(s): Luke Duncan
Last updated: 11/29/2017
Proxy or Delegate based voting allows voters to opt to participate actively or delegate their voting power to another party. This process can be applied to any voting mechanism including carbon vote signaling mechanism as well as those requiring tabulation.
At a minimum a successful implementation of this proposal would enable the following user stories:
Direct voting does not scale particularly well for large groups. This is because users with limited influence on a decision have a negative individual expected value of being informed and actively participating on all issues. The result is low participation and/or negligent, uninformed voting.
By allowing delegation users have the option to participate if they feel strongly about a particular issue, but can still have their voice represented even if they do not pay full attention to all issues.
Delegation is (in theory) better than representation, because delegation can be overridden or revoked at any time, so delegates have more incentive to represent the interests of their constituents than elected representatives.
Delegative Democracy is a good primer on delegate voting.
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Dec 6, 2017
Hi, I agree to the delegation expiration and tabulation scalability, but we need to develop a tool to comunicate to the people the true information with the maximum precission and transparency about the content to vote, without any external or manipulable desviation from the reality.