Posted Oct 19 2020 16:00 UTC | Poll ID 353

Increase the Surplus Auction Buffer - October 19, 2020

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The MakerDAO Governance Facilitator has placed a Governance Poll into the voting system on behalf of the MakerDAO Risk Domain. The community can use this poll to express support or opposition to increasing the Surplus Auction Buffer, also referred to as the 'System Surplus', from 2,000,000 DAI to 4,000,000 DAI. More information on this parameter can be found here.

This Governance Poll (FAQ) will be active for three days beginning on Monday, October 19 at 16:00 UTC, the results of which may inform an Executive Vote (FAQ) which will go live on Friday, October 23, at 16:00 UTC.


Please review the Signal Request to inform your position before voting.

Next Steps

If this poll ends with a 'Yes' majority, this change will be included in the Executive Vote on Friday, October 23, 2020.

If this poll ends with a 'No' majority, then the Surplus Auction Buffer will not change at this time.


If you are new to voting in the Maker Protocol, please see the voting guide to learn how voting works, and this wallet setup guide to set up your wallet to vote.

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