Say only a few people actually vote through the system on a particular issue. Wouldn’t it be undemocratic for a leader to vote based on the votes of a handful of people?

When you create an account in IserveU, on any issue you choose not to engage in, a candidate will carry the weight of your vote for you. This is called deferred voting, and is very similar to the current representative democratic process. The difference between deferred voting on IserveU and the current representative democratic process is that when an issue you are passionate about comes up for a vote, you have the ability to cast your vote as you see fit. If not, the person you elect can vote on your behalf. Our system takes the strengths from both representative and direct democracy letting people engage how they want to, from people who don't want to vote outside of elections to people who want to have their say on every issue.

We expect people will rise to the challenge. Yellowknifers do generally care about their communitiy, especially when they know that their input counts. Secondly, right now all decisions are made based on individual votes by Councillors. How all councillors come to these decisions is varied and could include direct engagement with the public, chatting with friends over coffee or protecting an interest group they're a part of. The reality is all individuals have beliefs that affect their voting decisions. The current system places trust in a handful of people. IserveU wants to put more power in the hands of the many.

If someone doesn't wish to vote on issues they can defer their vote to a councillor to represent them and still have their voice heard.