LiquidFeedback offers a fully transparent decision-making process. Pre-defined rules and timings ensure all process steps are made public and in real-time. Decisions are made by recorded vote only, and all relevant data is made available to all participants in both human- and machine-readable forms. LiquidFeedback enables a transparent decision-making process by ensuring that participants can verify the voting procedure.
LiquidFeedback guarantees that all participants gain equal rights within a scalable structured discussion process in which minorities can achieve appropriate levels of visibility. Individuals may even put their proposals up for discussion. Consequently, LiquidFeedback guarantees a proportional representation of minorities, while ensuring that noisy minorities don't harm other minorities in the discussion process—without the need of a request commission or a moderator.
LiquidFeedback relies on a fluid, proxy voting system that achieves scalability through the division of labor in the voting process. LiquidFeedback uses Liquid Democracy not only for the voting process but also for the deliberation process, applied as mutual debate empowerment. The choice between representation and direct engagement is thus an individual decision. Basically, one participates in what one is interested in but for other areas gives their vote to somebody acting in their interest. Liquid Democracy is sometimes referred to as “Delegated Voting” or “Proxy Voting.”
LiquidFeedback doesn't ask predefined questions—rather, it encourages participants to develop alternatives themselves. Participants can express their true preference without considering tactical limitations (low expectations for your favorite initiative don't bar you from voting for it). The software's mathematical properties also avoid that similar proposals harm each other by vote-splitting.
LiquidFeedback comes with multiple options for user management. Read more about it below: