Welcome to Snapshot!

This page is intended 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 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 any 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

  • Creating a proposal and voting is free

  • Votes are signed message easily verifiable online

  • Flexible voting strategies, vote with ERC20s, NFTs, or any contract

  • Multiple voting system, single choice, approval voting, quadratic voting and more

  • Spaces can have their custom skin and domain name

  • Fully open source with MIT license

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 start creating a space, you might want to look into some spaces already created on Snapshot.

We have limited resources so feel free to contribute with code, code review, design, bug reports, advices, documentation, or anything else you are good at.