How to delegate votes

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In the Idle Governance system, each IDLE corresponds to one vote. IDLE token holders can vote through self-delegation or can delegate the voting right to any Ethereum address to vote on their behalf. As a delegator, you can change anytime the selected delegate.

Off-chain votes

Off-chain votes are managed through Snapshot. It's not needed to self-delegate your voting address, but you can delegate another wallet following these steps:

  1. Visit the Snapshot's delegation page

  2. Enter the address you want to delegate to

  3. To limit delegation to a specific space, tap on the switch button and enter the space key you want your delegation to take effect on (example: idlefinance.eth). If no space is selected, the effect will take place for all Snapshot's spaces.

  4. Click confirm to save your delegation and sign the Tx

On-chain votes


Holding IDLE tokens does not mean you are automatically eligible to vote, but you have to go through a further step and assign that power to yourself (self-delegate).

Receive delegations

If you receive a delegation, you cannot further delegate the amount delegated to you to other people (you can only delegate votes corresponding to your IDLE tokens). By the way, if your delegators increase their stake and hold more IDLE, they don’t have to re-delegate the added funds as your voting balance will be automatically updated.

Delegates dashboard

Click on this link to visit the Delegates section on Tally. Then connect your wallet. Look for the delegate's address and click on Delegate.

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