Delegative democracy, also known as liquid democracy, is a form of democratic control whereby an electorate vests voting power in delegates rather than in representatives. The term is a generic description of either already-existing or proposed popular-control apparatuses. To sum up it aims to allow all the citizens in a singled territory to participate directly in all the public decisions
Liquium is an Open Source polling framework based in Smart Contracts running in the Ethereum network which allows to perform liquid democracy.
How it runs
Blockchain technology allows us to make it possible in few steps:
Authentication is one of the most critical processes, it determines the set of participants in the query processes are correct.
To verify it the neighbour must approach with the ID to a center enabled for this process.An authorized official person verifies the ID through the Census (or similar) and if it is correct the responsible upload the citizen’s information plus his phone number.
From the Web application, a message is sent to his mobile.
The message sends a custom link, to download the Dapp.
Everybody needs time to study what is the voting decision going about, time to exercise the voting right properly and also the public administration needs time to check everything is correct.
When the citizens are ready, they have the chance to vote what they think is fairer for them.
Finally the publication results are published.
We’ve built a template for organizations which want to integrate a public, fair and transparent polling system, so they can modify it for their own context just forking this and its brother repositories.
- One vote per person per consultation
- Immutable results
- Authentication Security around the world
The liquid’s democracy impact
We will achieve few big goals that nowadays the old democracy can not accomplish.
- Actually involve the population in public voting processes
- Make all the public decisions much fairer than now
- Build the next democracy and governance level