Delegated Voting Period

One of the big features of Disputable Voting is the ability to vest your vote to someone else that will become your “Delegate” and cast votes on your behalf. Voters can veto their delegate’s vote and recast it themselves. Voters and Delegates can only vote ONCE.

What is the Delegated Voting Period? This is the period of time when delegates can cast votes that have been vested to them. When this period ends delegates can no longer vote. The main intention of having a separate period for delegate voting is to give time for voters to verify how their delegate voted and if necessary to veto them.

Questions to consider:

  • What are the implied risks of letting a delegate cast your vote?
  • What are the advantages of letting someone vote on your behalf?
  • What effects will shortening or lengthening this period have on the vote?