How do I vote for Tron SR and earn TRX?

What is the Tron SR election?

Since Tron aims to decentralize the web, their has to be a decentralized structure but at the same time decisions about the future development and direction of the Tron Protocol have to be made. For this Tron introduced in June 2018, the Tron Super Representative (SR) election. Everyone that owns TRX has the right to vote in the election and choose a SR candidate that they support. Every project can apply to become a SR candidate, for this they have to setup a server to support the Tron protocol with block generation and bookkeeping.

At the moment there in total around 200 candidates. Every 24 hours a new election starts and the 27 SR candidates with the most votes officially represent the Tron Protocol and gain the title Super Representative. Those SR candidates earn 32 TRX for every block generation that they can use for future development of their project and to reward their community. The SR candidates also earn a seat at the table at important decisions for the Tron Economy. For u as a TRX holder, it’s interesting to use your rights and vote on one of the candidates for two reasons. The first reason is off course that with voting u will earn TRX (or other tokens), which generates u nice passive income. The second reason is to use your right and choose a candidate that supports the Tron Economy like u want to see it and support their project/development.

How do I decide on which candidate to vote?

  • The amount of reward u get, the community reward system: If u go to the voting page, u can open the team page of every candidate (I explain this below) and at the section “Community Plan” u will see how much of the reward the project shares. In this section they explain what they do with the rewards and how much of the reward goes back to the voters. Most candidates share around 75% of their TRX reward and often their own token. A good way to compare the reward is to go to this website: Tokengoodies. U can choose your amount of TRX that u want to freeze and use for voting and it will show u how much TRX or other tokens u get for this.
  • Support of the project: As I explain before, the SR candidate also plays a role in the decision making of the Tron Protocol, which means they got a important vote at future decisions. Second the candidate will also earn TRX their selves for being a SR candidate, in the team page they explain on what development costs they are going to use this for. So another way to make a decision is to do some research about the project, their vision for Tron and their financial plan. For example if the project aims to build successful applications that will help the Tron ecosystem, it can be interesting to vote on them as well.
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Video Tutorial

How do I freeze my TRX and vote for the SR election?

Step 1: Go to Tronscan and login in your wallet
The first step to vote is to go to the Tronscan website here and sign in in your wallet. Click in the upper right menu at “Sign in” choose the method that u want use to login. For example: Click on “Import a wallet” and submit your “Private key” in the popup section at the top and click on the red “Sign in” button.

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Step 2: Go to your TRX Wallet overview
Once u have access to your wallet. Click again on “Wallet” in the upper right menu at the top and click on your “Trx balance“. U will get a overview of your wallet. It will show u your adress, your name, your transactions, your tokens but also your bandwidth, your tron power and your available TRX balance.


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Scroll down in your wallet overview till u see the section: TRONPower with the blue freeze button.

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Step 3: Freeze your Tron (TRX)
To Freeze your TRX click first on the blue “Freeze” button. Remember that once u freeze your TRX u can’t use/send it to others for at least 3 days. A new popup will open where u have to submit the details. The recipient Address in the first section, u can leave open if this is the wallet u want to use for voting/freezing. In the second section u can choose the amount of TRX that u want to freeze or u can click on the “Max” button if u want to freeze all the TRX u own. Select “Freeze TRX to gain energy” and check the box before “I confirm to freeze X TRX for at least 3 days“. Check all details again and when u want to proceed click on the blue “Freeze” button below.

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Step 4: Vote on the SR-candidates that u want to support
Once u have frozen your TRX, u will see that u received Tron Power. For every TRX u receive 1 Tron Power, which is equal to one vote. To vote, we have to got to the election page. Scroll to the top and click on “Tron SR” and “Votes“. U will be send to the voting pages with all the candidates. Right at the top u will see “Click here to start voting“.

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Once u have done that, u will get a overview of all candidates, your available votes and buttons to remove or add votes in the right. If u want to know more about the Tron SR candidate u can click on “Open team page” here u find the information about the project for example their vision but also their reward system. Once u have decided on which candidate u want to vote, click on the green “plus” button to add the votes. U can also vote on more candidates if u want. Add all votes to the candidate and click on the green button “Submit votes” when u are ready.
Please note: U can always change your vote at any time.

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Once u submitted your votes, u will get a new popup with “Thank you for voting” this means that your votes are counted. It also explains that the reward for the votes will be send to your wallet directly (no further actions needed) after the next voting cycle is closed. In the top u can see how many hours it will take before the next cycle closes.

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How do I unfreeze my TRX?

Step 1: Go to Tronscan and login in your wallet
Go to the Tronscan website here and sign in in your wallet. Click in the upper right menu at “Sign in” choose the method that u want use to login. For example: Click on “Import a wallet” and submit your “Private key” in the popup section at the top and click on the red “Sign in” button.

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Step 2: Go to your TRX Wallet overview
Once u have access to your wallet. Click again on “Wallet” in the upper right menu at the top and click on your “Trx balance“. U will get a overview of your wallet. It will show u your adress, your name, your transactions, your tokens but also your bandwidth, your tron power and your available TRX balance.


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Scroll down in your wallet overview till u see the section: TRONPower with the freeze button and the red “Unfreeze button”

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Step 3: Unfreeze your Tron (TRX)
Click on the red “Unfreeze” button and a new popup will open asking u the question: “Are u sure your want to unfreeze TRX?”If u want to proceed click on “Unfreeze” and after this u will get confirmation that your TRX will is free again to spend.

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