Posted Jun 14 2021 16:00 UTC | Poll ID 580
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Ratification Poll for GovAlpha Core Unit Budget, GOV-001 (MIP40c3-SP11) - June 14, 2021

Ratification Poll

The Governance Facilitators have placed a ratification poll into the voting system as part of the responsibilities defined in MIP51. This Governance Poll will be active for fourteen days beginning on Monday, June 14 at 16:00 UTC.

This is a binary vote.

  • You may vote for a single option.
  • You should vote for the option which you prefer.
  • If you would accept either option, you should vote 'Abstain'.


The community can vote in this poll to express support or opposition to this proposal being accepted and implemented in the Maker Protocol.

The proposal in its entirety can be found here. The sentence summary and paragraph summary have been provided by the MIP author:

Sentence Summary

MIP40c3-SP11 adds the budget for Core Unit GOV-001: GovAlpha.

Paragraph Summary

MIP40c3-SP11 adds the budget for Core Unit GOV-001: GovAlpha. This budget proposal covers a total of 3 months (July, August, and September of 2021). It communicates three focuses for GovAlpha over the period: Delegation, Education, and Quality Assurance. GovAlpha is asking for a total of 520,000 DAI over 3 months - 370,000 DAI will cover operations while 150,000 DAI will remain in a GovAlpha administered multi-sig wallet to ensure emergency continuity.

Please review the discussion thread to inform your position on this proposal before voting. It was also mentioned and possibly discussed on the Governance and Risk call on Thursday, June 10.


This poll implements a Minimum Positive Participation value. The Minimum Positive Participation is currently set to 10,000 MKR.

If the votes for the 'Yes' option exceed the votes for the 'No' option and at least 10,000 MKR have voted in favor of this poll, then the following actions will be taken:

  • The MIP Editors will mark the proposal Accepted and the Governance Facilitators will confirm its passage on the Governance and Risk call on Thursday, July 1.
  • The proposal will be added to the Maker Protocol, with implementation tasked to the relevant Core Unit and Domain Teams.

If the votes for the Yes' option DO NOT exceed the votes for the 'No' option, OR less than 10,000 MKR vote in favor of this proposal, then this proposal will be marked as rejected per MIP51.


MIP51: Monthly Governance Cycle describes this type of poll and its position and significance within the rest of the governance cycle.

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