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Decoding a Referendum

The information about a proposal is divided into four sections -


  • This section is used to provide the complete context about the referendum and enable the community to discuss about it.
    • The description will be the same as the discussion, proposal or motion to which the referendum is linked


  • The timeline provides a view of the timestamps of when a referendum was initiated as a discussion, followed by its evolution through various stages of a proposal and its culmination into a referendum

On Chain Information

  • The entire metadata and on chain arguments for a referendum can be viewed in this section
  • Users can also look at earlier proposals proposed by the author, and do their due diligence from this section

Voting Information

  • A Referendum will have two tags next to it, the kind of majority required for it to pass (Simple Majority / Super Majority Approve / Super Majority Against) and its current status (Passing / Failing).
  • Each kind of majority is defined in Voting on a Referendum under the Tallying Section
  • The current status of the proposal is defined as Passing if it satisfies the majority voting condition and has the required turnout for the vote to pass
  • The votes are calculated by taking conviction into account
    • The vote contribution is the vote amount * conviction
    • The list of votes casted can be found below the proposal