Change Quorum using Aragon Console

This guide will show you how to change the minimum Quorum (turnout) needed for votes in your DAO to pass using Aragon Console.

Open your DAO, adding /console to the end of your DAO web address. The URL would look like this:<your-dao-name>/console

Replace <your-dao-name> with the name of your DAO in the above URL

You should see something like the below:

Next select Exec which is a command used to perform transactions DAOs.

You should now see the below screen. Select Voting, since you will create a change to the Voting App:

In the source code of the Voting App on Github you can find a function to change the minimum accepted Quorum Percentage, exactly what we need:

function changeMinAcceptQuorumPct(uint64 _minAcceptQuorumPct)
    authP(MODIFY_QUORUM_ROLE, arr(uint256(_minAcceptQuorumPct), uint256(minAcceptQuorumPct)))
    require(_minAcceptQuorumPct <= supportRequiredPct, ERROR_CHANGE_QUORUM_PCTS);
    minAcceptQuorumPct = _minAcceptQuorumPct;

    emit ChangeMinQuorum(_minAcceptQuorumPct);

We will now call this function from the Aragon Console. We will have to add changeMinAcceptQuorumPct(uint64 _minAcceptQuorumPct) to the command in the console, but first we will replace uint64 _minAcceptQuorumPct with your desired minimum Quorum Percentage.

This is expressed as a percentage of 10^18 , so for example 100% = 10^18 and 1% = 10^16. Say you want a new minimum Quorum of 25%, then you need to add 16 zeroes to 25 coming to 250000000000000000


The minimum Quorum Percentage can never be higher than the required Support Percentage for votes within your DAO! So make sure that the required Support Percentage of your DAO is 55% or more. If not, use a percentage lower than the required Support Percentage for this tutorial (otherwise you will run into an issue later).

Now add changeMinAcceptQuorumPct(250000000000000000) to the command in the console:

When you now press 'Enter', a transaction should come up in your Web3 Provider (Metamask for most users). Check whether the minimum Quorum Percentage matches with what you had in mind:

Click 'Create transaction' and sign it with your Web3 Provider.

You are almost there! But first go to the Voting app since this change has automatically generated a vote. Now you (and enough of your DAO members) need to approve the vote for it to pass:


The change will can only be enacted when the remaining voting time has run out. In the case of this example, the Time remaining is 23H:59M:12S ☝️

When the voting time has run out click on 'Enact this vote' and sign the transaction with your Web3 Provider:

Once this is done the minimum Quorum Percentage should have been adjusted to 25%. You can double check this by creating a new vote. When you open the vote, the MINIMUM APPROVAL should have been adjusted to >25% needed.

If you made it this far, well done! 👏

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