Voting

Authentication using an encrypted wallet file.
  1. From the DCore Voting tool landing page, click the Log In button.
  2. When the form titled "How would you like to access voting?" opens, select the "Wallet file (JSON)" radio button (if it is not already selected).
  3. Locate your saved wallet file and its associated password.
  4. Click on the Upload button then locate and select the wallet file you wish to upload. Consult your browser and Operating System documentation if you are unsure how to do this.
  5. Enter the wallet's password into the Password to your JSON file field.
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, the Next button will remain inactive and you will be unable to complete authentication.
  7. Click the Next button. If nothing happens, double check that you accepted the "Terms of Use".

Unless an error occurred, you should now be authenticated and able to participate in the voting process.

Authentication using an account name and private key.
  1. From the DCore Voting tool landing page, click the Log In button.
  2. When the form titled "How would you like to access voting?" opens, select the "Account name + Private key" radio button.
  3. Obtain the account name you wish to use, and its associated Private key.
  4. Enter the account name into the Account Name field.
  5. Enter the Private Key into the Private Key field.
  6. Agree to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, the Next button will remain inactive and you will be unable to complete authentication.
  7. Click the Next button. If nothing happens, double check that you accepted the "Terms of Use".

Unless an error occurred, you should now be authenticated and able to participate in the voting process.

If there was an error in the entered account name or private key

Should there be a failure to authenticate, a message, will be breifly displayed at the bottom of the viewable browser window

The contents of this message should give you some idea of how to resolve the situation.

Using the Search Box

Text entered into the Search Box act as a filter over the names of the miner candidates, displaying only those whose account names include the search string.

For instance, to search for miner candidates with the text '1" in their name, enter the word "1" into the Search Box:


This shows the results of searching for all miner candidates with the text "1" in their account names, and without vote filtering.

In this case, the number after the My Votes switch indicates that the user has voted for only one candidate who matches the search criteria.

Using the My votes switch

The My votes switch acts as a filter on the list of miners.

In the leftmost position, it allows all miners, regardless of whether, or not, the user has cast a vote for them.

In the rightmost position, only miners that the user has cast votes for will be displayed.

Screenshot: Miner Candidate Table with My Votes filter

The miner candidate table with the My Votes switch unset:



Notice that all candidates are listed, regardless of their voting status.

When the switch is moved to the rightmost position, its colour changes to orange, and only miners who the user has cast votes for will be shown:



Here only the miner candidates who the user has currently active votes cast for will be displayed.

Using the Search Box and My votes switch together

Using the Search Box and My votes switch together further restricts the selection of miner candidates.

Combining the previously illustrated examples where the Search Box value is set to "1" and the My votes filter is selected gives the following result:



Suggesting changes to the size of the mining pool through Advanced Voting

Advanced Voting allows a user to propose changes to the size of the mining pool.

  1. From an authenticated session, click the Menu Icon ( Vote button ) in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Advanced voting from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the proposed number of miners.
  4. Then choose:
    1. Confirm your decision to by selecting the Logout button.
    2. Select Cancel to return to the Voting Tool.
Screenshot: Advanced Voting form


Logging out of the Voting Tool
  1. From an authenticated session, click the Menu Icon ( Vote button ) in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Logout from the drop-down menu.
  3. Then choose:
    1. Confirm your decision to log out by selecting the Logout button in the confirmation form.
    2. Select Cancel to return to the Voting Tool.
Screenshot: Logout confirmation form


How to vote?
  1. From the DCore Voting tool landing page, click the Log In button.
  2. Authenticate your session (Log in).
  3. Using the search box and My votes switch to help locate specific miner candidates.
  4. For each, set your voting status by changing the position of the Unvote/Vote switch to either 'Voted' ( Vote button ) or 'Unvoted' ( Vote button ).

See Casting and recalling votes for more detailed information.