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How is Tally Different than Snapshot?

What are the differences between Tally and Snapshot?
The big difference between Tally and off-chain voting tools like Snapshot and others is that Tally supports fully on-chain DAOs.
On-chain DAOs use smart contracts to propose, vote on and execute proposals. That makes DAO operations automated, safer and more decentralized.
The Governor smart contract is responsible for managing proposals, counting votes and executing passed proposals on-chain with no human intervention. The benefit of a Governor DAO is that the token holders or NFT membership holders have direct control over the protocol and/or treasury through voting. Holders don’t have to trust their multi-sig signers to execute a proposal vote, and they don’t have to worry about rogue multi-sig signers creating a transaction that wasn’t approved by the voters. The tradeoff is that creating on-chain proposals and voting isn't free: it costs gas.
For more information about deploying or upgrading to an on-chain DAO, see Deploying Governor DAOs.