How to vote for Governance Proposals with Keplr Wallet

Catdotfish
Jan 10 · 4 min read

Governance in the Hubs is becoming a more and more fundamental component in the whole evolutionary process of the project itself: through voting, it is possible to upgrade, fund a team with tokens from the Community Pool to create unique tools, and much more.

Needless to say, as much as voting is a right, it is also a duty.

With the advent of the big exchanges as validators in the chains in fact, we can see how they never take a position and their abstention puts at serious risk the evolution of the project.

Although the discussion about the importance of distributing the voting power among active validators in the hubs and not to centralized entities would be much wider, it is extremely important to remember that delegators can overwrite the vote of their validator at any time if not satisfied with its choice (obviously this in relation to the voting power possessed by the delegator itself).

Be an active part of the success of a project,
Participate actively in Governance!

*In this tutorial we will use Cosmos Hub as an example, but the process is applicable for all integrated Chains as

⭐️ Cosmos
⭐️ Kava
⭐️ Secret Network
⭐️ Cyber Euler-6
⭐️ Straightedge
⭐️ Akash Network
⭐️ Starname
⭐️ Certik
⭐️ Sifchain ($ROWAN)
⭐️
IRISnet ($IRIS)
🔜 Regen Network

  1. First, go to Keplr App: once on the Home Page, click on [DashBoard] in the upper right corner.
  2. Once you have spotted the section dedicated to Cosmos Hub in the navigation bar on the left, select [Governance] from the available options.
  3. On the governance page, you will find all the information about current and past on-chain proposals: in this tutorial, we will take as reference the Cosmos Governance Proposal #34 — Luna Mission.
    Proposals for which you can vote are marked with the blue tag [Voting Period].
  4. In case you haven’t had time to check out the Cosmos forum or the Governance telegram chat, you can read the full text of the proposal in order to cast an informed vote by clicking on [Details].
    Instead, if you are up to date on the topic, go to [🐇 How to Cast your Vote].
  1. After consulting all the information and links available on the page and getting a better idea of the general position of the community through the graph that you can find at the top, it is now time to vote.
  2. Click on the blue [Vote] button at the top right of the screen.
  3. Now select in the drop-down menu what is your choice.
    I will select [Abstain].
  4. In the window that opened, select the Fee you want to pay between [Low] [Average] and [High].
    If necessary, write down in the [Memo] field what this operation was for.
    When you are satisfied, click [Set Fee].
  5. In the final summary, you will be able to verify that all information is correct.
    To finalize the operation click on [Approve].
  1. On the Governance main page, click on the [Vote] button available in the Governance Proposal #34 dedicated section.
  2. Now select in the drop-down menu what is your choice.
    I will select [Abstain].
  3. In the window that opened, select the Fee you want to pay between [Low] [Average] and [High].
    If necessary, write down in the [Memo] field what this operation was for.
    When you are satisfied, click [Set Fee].
  4. In the final summary, you will be able to verify that all information is correct.
    To finalize the operation click on [Approve].

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Catdotfish

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Chainapsis

Chainapsis is the team behind the Keplr wallet, interchain accounts (ICS 27), CosmosJS, and more Cosmos community contributions. We are three-times HackATOM winners and we are committed to Connect Blockchain and Humans in the Most User-Friendly and Effective way.

Catdotfish

Written by

🐾 Leaving paw-prints all around 🐾

Chainapsis

Chainapsis is the team behind the Keplr wallet, interchain accounts (ICS 27), CosmosJS, and more Cosmos community contributions. We are three-times HackATOM winners and we are committed to Connect Blockchain and Humans in the Most User-Friendly and Effective way.

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