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Catalyst - How to Vote and Register
Here you can find a brief overview on how to register and vote in Catalyst

Prerequisites for registration

Registration is supported via each of the following:
· Daedalus Mainnet (desktop, Ledger Nano S and X, Trezor T)
· Yoroi mobile (iOS and Android, Ledger Nano S)
· Yoroi browser extension (desktop, Ledger Nano S and X)
· AdaLite-Ledger (desktop, hardware wallet, no mobile support)
· AdaLite-Trezor (desktop, hardware wallet, no mobile support)
· AdaLite - Mnemonics (desktop, software wallet)
· Typhon Wallet
· Eternl/CCVault
· Hardware wallet via CLI interface + Guide
· Voting Tools CLI
Some notes on registration:
· Minimum requirement of 500 ADA *excluding rewards*
· Prior to registration, you must install the latest version of the Catalyst Voting application on your mobile device (version 0.1.19) Please note that iPhone 6 and before are not supported. - Android users: Download “Catalyst Voting” from the Google Play store. - IOS users: Download “Catalyst Voting” from the IOS store.
· Registration must be completed before snapshot date. Fund9 snapshot: 4/Aug/2022, 11:00 UTC
· Note: there is a registration fee of 0.17 - 0.18 ADA

Voting Power

What is my Voting Power?
Your voting power determines how much weight your vote has. Voting power is calculated according to how much ada you were holding in your registered wallet on Aug 4th, 2022 12:00 PM. Every time you vote, you vote with all your voting power. If your voting power is 500 every proposal you vote 'yes' on will receive 500 points.
How do I get Voting Power?
First you must make sure you've transferred your ada to one of the supported registration wallets (Daedalus, Yoroi, and AdaLite). Then you must stake your ada with a stake pool which will ensure you can receive Voting Rewards. Finally, once you register to vote you will be provided with Voting Power once the voting begins.
Steps for registration
IMPORTANT: Regardless of your wallet, each registration will provide you with a unique QR and PIN code. These must absolutely be saved. No QR code saved, no vote! No PIN code saved, no vote!
· Install the latest version of the Catalyst Voting application (version 0.1.19) on your mobile device.
Once you have downloaded the Catalyst Voting App you will need to register the wallet in which you will vote from.

DAEDALUS

1. In the latest version of Daedalus, navigate to the voting registration page from the menu on the left-hand side.
· Confirm that you have installed the Catalyst Voting app
· Confirm that you hold at least 500 ADA at the time of the snapshot
· Click on "Register to vote"
2. Select the wallet you wish to vote with and click "Continue" (ensure the wallet contains the minimum required amount for voting: 500 ADA *excluding rewards*)
Note: This amount must remain in this wallet until the snapshot, which will collect your voting power. Dates and times of the snapshots for each Fund will be announced through our official social and communication channels
3. Enter the spending password for your wallet or connect your Hardware wallet and click "Submit registration transaction"
4. Wait for approximately 5 minutes until the transaction is confirmed by the blockchain and click "Continue". Do not close Daedalus during this time, otherwise your registration will be cancelled and you will need to start over
5. Set a 4-digit PIN code of your choice, confirm it and click "Continue".
Please make sure to remember it or write it down as you will need it for voting later on. Note that if you lose the PIN, you will not be able to vote and you will need to repeat the registration process to select a new PIN
6. Daedalus will generate a QR code that you will use on Catalyst App to complete the registration and to cast your votes.
· Click "Save as PDF"
· Click "Save" in the dialog
Note: that if you don't save the QR code you won’t be able to complete your registration and vote.
7. Wait for the confirmation message "PDF successfully downloaded" and click on "Close".

YOROI

1. Open Yoroi wallet
2. Navigate to the Voting tab and select “RESTISTER”
3. Securely store your PIN
Note: you will need this PIN to complete your registration in the mobile app so keep safe
4. Confirm your PIN
5. Enter your spending password
6. Enter your spending password again in the “transaction” section of the registration
7. A QR code will now appear. It is essential that you take a screen shot of this QR code in case it is needed in the future. Once you have safely stored your QR code you can navigate to the Catalyst Voting app.

On the Catalyst Voting App

· Please proceed with the below process only after the snapshot of the current Voting Fund is taken.
· You must use a QR code that you registered before the snapshot
1. Open the Catalyst Voting app on your mobile device and tap "Let's start" or "Skip":
2. Select “Register now”
3. Select "Scan voting QR code" and scan the QR code
4. Enter your 4-digit PIN code and select "Confirm"
You are now registered!

HOW TO VOTE

1. Now you need to wait until the voting starts. When the voting starts you will see your voting power, corresponding to the amount of ADA, which you had in your wallet at the time of the snapshot.
2. Read through the different proposals and place your vote (Yes or No). You can vote for a single proposal, for several proposals or for all proposals - it is up to you. The number of votes will not impact the amount of your reward, same if you do not vote at all.
3. Select a proposal
4. After each vote, the Catalyst Voting app will remind you that your votes have not been submitted yet.
5. When you are ready to submit your votes, go to the "My Votes" section and tap "Cast my votes"
6. Enter your PIN (you selected it in Step 6) to authorize the votes and tap "Confirm"
7. You will see a confirmation message saying that your votes have now been submitted to the blockchain. This concludes the voting process.
Note: Once you cast your votes, you will not be able to change it.
Majority of this information has been sourced from the official Catalyst registration and voting guide which can be found here: https://iohk.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/900005679386-Catalyst-registration-and-voting-guide
Alternatively, the YouTube channel Learn Cardano has a fantastic tutorial on how to vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_zoZWH9Vqc