The concept of digital signatures is supposed to replace handwritten ones. Verifiable Democracy is the virtual version of handwritten legislature. It seems that the concept of Threshold Signatures addresses this. (In threshold signatures the secret key is distributed so that only authorized subsets can combine their shares to form a signature. Any non-authorized subset gains no information about the signature.) However, a problem that occurs is that-even in the case of virtual legislature-lawmakers may be absent. In many democratic organizations the number of users vary temporally and so the meaning of what a majority is. The manner in which a legislature votes is similar to a threshold signature scheme, and the power to sign is similar to possessing shares to sign. The fact that members are absent implies the need for transfer of power to sign. Schemes for redistribution shares have been developed. However, these solutions require parties to delete their shares, which is often an unrealistic assumption. Here we provide a model for democratic bodies and solve the related problem of assuring an orderly and verifiable transfer of power as the size of the body varies. This presentation is based on joint work with Brian King and will be presented at eGOV (September 2–6).