Which Voting Strategy to choose to enable enable users to vote on behalf of their delegators?
Delegation enables you to delegate your voting power to another wallet. Unlike other actions in Snapshot, the delegation itself is an on-chain behavior, requiring some gas fees to execute a delegation transaction.
Within this page we will be using two terms:
- delegator - user who delegated their Voting Power to another address
- delegate - the user who was delegated the Voting Power and can vote on behalf of others
How can users delegate their Voting Power?
Before we jump straight into the Voting Strategies setup, let's first understand how users can delegate their Voting Power to others through Snapshot.
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In order to take the delegated Voting Power into account, your space has to use one of the delegation Voting Strategies.
If the delegation-based Voting Strategies are not set for your space, even if users have delegated their VP or are delegates themselves, their Voting Power will be calculated only on the basis of their own assets.
This means 👉 Delegation will not work.
In Snapshot, based on whether the delegated power can be taken back by the delegators when they vote, there are two main delegation strategies:
with-delegation - the delegator cannot vote, only the delegate can participate in voting
delegation - allows the delegator to vote despite having delegated their Voting Power