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How to Vote or Unvote in the Desktop Wallet?

General Information

You can use your ARK to vote or un-vote a delegate. Some basic voting info:

1 ARK address can vote for only one delegate at a time

If you wish to vote for more than one delegate you can create multiple wallets, split your ARK among those wallets and vote for a different delegate with each wallet. For example, if you have 1000 ARK, you can vote for one delegate with all of your ARK in one wallet, or you can divide your ARK into two wallets of 500 ARK each and vote for two different delegates. You can create as many wallets as you want and divide your ARK among them in any proportion you choose.

1 ARK equals a voting weight of 1

The more ARK you hold, the more voting weight you possess. If you split your ARK into multiple wallets, your voting power divides proportionally among those wallets. For example, if you have 1,000 ARK your voting power is equal to 1,000 ARK. If you split your ARK into two wallets, each will have a voting power of 500 ARK.

Each vote or un-vote comes with a fee

Each transaction in the ARK network costs a certain amount of ARK. With the implementation of dynamic fees, this cost will become adjustable. You can choose how much you want to spend for each specific transaction, even for voting and for un-voting.

Whom to Vote For?

Visit ARK Delegates, our community-run delegate resource, for more information on delegate proposals. From the current list of delegates, vote according to your preferences.

You can also see the list of currently active delegates on our delegate monitor.

Voting for a Delegate

Browse the list of registered delegatesBrowse the list of registered delegates

Choose the delegate you wish to vote for, review their statistics and click VoteChoose the delegate you wish to vote for, review their statistics and click Vote

Fill in the required vote transaction fields and click NextFill in the required vote transaction fields and click Next

Submit, discard or save the vote transaction by pressing either Send, Back or SaveSubmit, discard or save the vote transaction by pressing either Send, Back or Save

Unvoting a Delegate

Open the list of registered delegatesOpen the list of registered delegates

Click on the Unvote buttonClick on the Unvote button

Review the delegate’s stats and click the Unvote buttonReview the delegate’s stats and click the Unvote button

Choose a transaction fee, enter your security details and click NextChoose a transaction fee, enter your security details and click Next

Submit the unvote transaction and Submit, Cancel or Save it by clicking either Send, Back or SaveSubmit the unvote transaction and Submit, Cancel or Save it by clicking either Send, Back or Save


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