Welcome to Snapshot!

This page intends to give you a brief explanation of what Snapshot is and how it works. It also provides you with all the necessary information to get started.


Snapshot is a decentralized voting system. It provides flexibility on how voting power is calculated for a vote. Snapshot supports various voting types to cater to the needs of organizations. Creating proposals and voting on Snapshot is user-friendly and does not cost gas as the process is performed off-chain.
In short, Snapshot is an off-chain gasless multi-governance client with easy to verify and hard to contest results.

Key features

  • Free (gasless) to create proposals and vote on them
  • Votes are signed messages easily verifiable online
  • Multiple voting systems - Single choice, Approval voting, Quadratic voting, and more
  • Flexible voting strategies to calculate voting results - vote with ERC20s, NFTs, other contracts, and more
  • Spaces can have their branding with custom color schemes and domain name
  • Fully open-source with MIT license


We have limited resources so feel free to contribute with code, code review, design, bug reports, advice, documentation, or anything else you can think of.

What’s next?

Our next guide will take you through the steps of creating a space on Snapshot. It will also take you through the process of registering an ENS domain if you do not have one already. Before you create a space, you might want to look into some of the spaces already created on Snapshot.
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