Voting types

Learn more about the different ways you can vote on Snapshot

Snapshot supports a number of different voting types and we plan to support many more in the future. If you would like to request a new voting type, please open a feature request here https://features.snapshot.org/feature-requests

Single choice voting

Each voter may select a single choice to give his total voting power to.

Approval voting

Each voter may select ("approve") any number of choices, each selected choice will receive the full voting power.

Quadratic voting

Each voter may spread voting power across any number of choices. The results are calculated quadratically, you can test out these calculations here https://wtfisqf.com/

Ranked choice voting (IRV)

Each voter may rank any number of choices. Votes are initially counted for each voter's top choice. If a candidate has more than half of the vote based on first-choices, that choice wins. If not, then the choice with the fewest votes is eliminated. The voters who selected the defeated choice as a first choice then have their votes added to the totals of their next choice. This process continues until a choice has more than half of the votes. When the field is reduced to two, it has become an "instant runoff" that allows a comparison of the top two choice head-to-head.

Weighted voting

Each voter may spread voting power across any number of choices. This voting method was first introduced by Float Protocol with https://scattershot.page (a fork of Snapshot).