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Amendment and Voting

In Tezos, the economic protocol can be amended by proposing and voting for changes. The protocol change will happen depending on the result of the votes.

Proposals

A Proposals operation can be injected during a Proposal Period. It allows a delegate to submit a proposal identified by a protocol hash. Submitting a proposal also upvotes said proposal during the Proposal Period, not to be confused with Ballot votes in the section below.

The proposal with the most support is selected and will move on to the Exploration Period.

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Note: Each delegate can submit a maximum of 20 proposals

Example

The Proposals operation is currently available in the Contract API, and can be used as such:

const op = await Tezos.contract.proposals({
proposals: ['PROTOCOL_HASH1', 'PROTOCOL_HASH2']
});
await op.confirmation();
  • proposals parameter takes in a list of Protocol hash(es) you would like to submit.

Ballot

The Ballot operation allows delegates to cast one Yay, Nay, or Pass ballot on a selected proposal. Delegates are only able to cast their votes during the Exploration period and the Promotion period.

Example

The Ballot operation is currently available in the Contract API, and can be used as such:

const op = await Tezos.contract.ballot({
proposal: 'PROTOCOL_HASH',
ballot: 'BALLOT_VOTE_STRING'
});
await op.confirmation();
  • proposal is the string that you (a delegate) would like to point your ballot towards. Information on the current proposal can be obtained by calling this RPC endpoint. Alternatively, you could also get the protocol hash by using Taquito's RPC Client method RpcClient.getCurrentProposal. For more information on the RpcClient refer to this document
  • ballot is your ballot vote (yay, nay, or pass)

For more information in regards to the Amendment & Voting Process, refer to this document

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