Vote delegation enables token holders to transfer their voting power without relinquishing control of their assets.
Vote delegation lets token holders transfer their voting power to another user, without giving up control of the underlying asset. Vote delegation can be withdrawn at any time, which helps ensure that protocol advocates remain aligned with their supporters.
Vote delegation lowers the cost of participating in governance. By delegating to another user, token holders can avoid the time involved in reviewing each individual proposal as well as the transaction fee required to submit their vote onchain.
Delegation also allows smaller token holders to aggregate their stakes to gain a bigger voice in governance discussions. As an example, many protocols have minimum vote requirements to submit and pass proposals; vote delegation gives ordinary users the opportunity to meet these thresholds despite limited personal resources.