Polkadot JS-UI: How to Remove Expired Referenda Locks Print
Modified on: Mon, 30 Oct, 2023 at 4:56 PM
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Polkadot OpenGov allows all stakeholders to vote on proposals or delegate their voting power to others in order to participate in the decision-making process. When you vote your tokens are locked and the lock is removed either if you remove your vote while the referendum is ongoing or once the locking period expires. The same applies when you undelegate your voting power. Once that happens you need to remove these expired locks. In this article, we will explain how to remove them from Polkadot-JS UI.
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Removing referendum requires two extrinsics: one to remove the votes, the other to unlock them. Conveniently, Polkadot-JS UI groups these extrinsics in a single batch call, so expired referendum locks are removed in just one action. Unfortunately, this batch call is not yet supported by Ledger apps. This article will describe the steps to remove referendum locks for non-Ledger and for Ledger accounts.
Check expired referendum locks
By clicking on the arrow icon located at the far right of your account and hovering over the small clock icon next to the referenda locked balance, you can check for any expired locks.
Remove expired locks
To remove all expired referenda locks from your account, follow these steps:
1. Click on the three dots on the right side of your account.
2. Select "Clear expired referenda locks":
3. Then sign and submit the extinsic and all the expired locks will be removed.
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