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Open Ballot
This page explains the universal franchise doctrine of the Muellners Foundation community. Open Ballot is the voting system embodied in our community's governance constitution.
"Each member has a say in each of the Foundation's acts." The way the members get to have their say is entirely vested in our universal suffrage with the exception that the members are distributed in project governing committees.
a. Serenity DaO is a technical management system which brings characteristics of decentralised autonomy to our community.
b. Open Ballot is the voting system, adopted in the Serenity DaO.
(Note: Open Ballot is presently being run in form of proposals and board resolutions on the public forums of the Foundation - mailing lists and Slack public channel and Polling tools.) Members are also building consensus in the community for the open ballot. This is generally checked by the Serenity Steering Committee members on whether the captured decisions have achieved a qualifying quorum.
All members of the Foundation, including individual members affiliated to Serenity Partner Program can participate in the Open ballot, freely, voluntarily and in confidence.
  1. 1.
    Each community member has a single registered vote to decide on an issue, listed on the Open Ballot (read electoral system) of the Foundation.
  2. 2.
    Quorum on a vote is always achieved when atleast half of the members, organised according to the Ballot distribution below, participate in the vote.
About Digitial Token: Each vote is assigned a unique yet indivisible token on an Internet based public ledger. Token distribution and supply is variable and directly linked to votes. Votes are currently pegged at the Global Population of the planet Earth, (excluding human population below the age of 18).
Tokens are used for a member to participate and access Open Ballot.
The token holders are uniquely identified with a decentralised identity management system of the Foundation. All unclaimed token supply rests on the public network, until it is claimed.
The value of the token is associated with the Foundation's total Impact Fund's value, verified by the blockchain Oracle and banking services providers of the Foundation.
(Internal docs on Impact Fund to be released soon)

Open Ballot is currently decomposed into following:

a. Steering Ballot: Voting participants are project's Steering Committee members and CWC members.
b. Treasury Ballot: Voting participants are all the Board committee members.
c. CWC Ballot(s): Voting participants are each project's CWC members.
d. Court Ballot(s): Arbitration proceedings between two or more Serenity partners and between two or more disputing members. Voting participants are Legal, Observation and Ethics Committee members.
e. Council's Ballot: Committee proceedings on the induction of members to different Councils, and induction of affiliate organisations and case studies in the Serenity Partner Program. Voting participants are all board committee members.
Each ballot has its unique protocol for counting votes and to call the electoral process as qualfiying quorum. This creates an electoral matrix of token distribution for the community members, which the community tracks live and is publicly accessible.
Read more on this in upcoming wiki on Serenity Governance.
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