I'm making a delegation system. Users can hand over their votes to delegates (the noun). I am wondering what is the opposite of a 'delegate'.

I just delegated my vote to John, now he has a new ________.

I looked around, and found 'delegator' but I'm not sure if it's the right word.

If delegate is confusing or wrong in this context, I also found 'delegatee' and 'representative'.

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    Does this help any? – Brian Hooper Dec 29 '15 at 15:09
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    I think we need to know what "delegation" means in this case. Is your delegate really a proxy? – Andrew Leach Dec 29 '15 at 15:10
  • The opposite of "delegate" is to not delegate. – Hot Licks Dec 29 '15 at 15:13
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    Have a look here as well. – Brian Hooper Dec 29 '15 at 15:17
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    From the context in your question, I don't think you are looking for an antonym. You seem to be looking for the word for a person who delegates their vote (a delegator, as you have suggested) in contrast to the person to whom votes are delegated (which is what the noun delegate describes). I have edited your question to reflect that. You may rollback the edit if that was not your intent. – Kit Z. Fox Dec 29 '15 at 15:47

I think I will settle with delegatee/delegator:

I just delegated my vote to John, now he has a new delegator.

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    The 2 words fit, i.e. a delegator delegates his vote to a delegatee. However, I won't say that "John has a new delegator": he rather has a proxy of a new delegator. – Graffito Dec 29 '15 at 21:00

Consider, proxy giver.

The person who grants the power is called a proxy giver. The person who receives the power is called a proxy holder. A proxy is a form of agency. The proxy giver consents to the proxy holder's voting the share for her Shade's Business Associations in a Nutshell

I just delegated my vote to John, now he has a new proxy giver.

Respond when the name of your proxy giver is called Roll Call

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